Following several standout performances in the lead-up to the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, Aaron Chatman’s dream of representing Australia at a second Paralympic Games was realised.

After making his Paralympic debut at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games, where he won a silver medal in the men’s high jump F44/F46 and a bronze medal in the men’s 4 x 100m relay T42-T46, it was a long eight years before Aaron saw the inside of a Paralympic stadium again.

Incredibly, this medal result was achieved despite being held in isolation in Hong Kong, China, with chickenpox just days before he was due to compete.

In 2016, Aaron added another bronze to his Paralympic medal haul, securing third place in the men’s high jump T45-T47 behind the USA’s Roderick Townsend-Roberts (gold) and China’s Chen Hongjie (silver).

The following year, Aaron and Chen swapped podium places in the men’s high jump T45-T47 at the …

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Date of birth
11 May 1987
Sport
Para-athletics
Past Paralympic Games

Beijing 2008, Rio 2016

Impairment
Physical Impairment – Right below-elbow limb deficiency
How acquired
Congenital
Residence
Flying Fish Point, QLD
Occupation
Property manager
Started competing
1996
First competed for Australia
2006
Greatest sporting moments

Winning silver in the men’s high jump F44/F46 and bronze in the men’s 4 x 100m relay T42-T46 at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games

Disciplines

  • Sport: Para-athletics Discipline: High jump Classification: T47

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