For young gun Alistair Donohoe, sport has always played a big role in his life and nothing was going to stop him from pursuing his dreams – not even an accident at the age of 15 that almost cost him his right arm.

Growing up in the Northern Territory, Alistair followed in the footsteps of his parents when he took up triathlon as a teen to keep active.  While he always enjoyed the cycling element of the sport, it wasn’t until a local triathlete started a cycling club and encouraged him to join that Alistair’s love of cycling evolved into what it is today.

Skilled in road and track cycling and mountain bike riding, his progress was hindered in 2009 when he injured his right arm jumping from a tree into a creek, severing 70 per cent of his bicep and 90 per cent of his tricep.

Alistair underwent months …

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Date of birth
3 March 1995
Past Paralympic Games

Rio 2016

Physical Impairment – Traumatic upper limb muscle injury
How acquired
Clifton Hill, VIC
Started competing
First competed for Australia
Sport career highlights

Winning gold at the 2014 UCI Para-cycling Road World Championships in Greenville, USA

Greatest sporting moments

Cadel Evans winning the 2011 Tour de France

Heroes/role models

Richie Porte and Cadel Evans


  • Sport: Para-cycling Discipline: Individual pursuit Classification: C5
  • Sport: Para-cycling Discipline: Team sprint (mixed) Classification: C5
  • Sport: Para-cycling Discipline: Road race Classification: C5
  • Sport: Para-cycling Discipline: Road time trial Classification: C5

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