Wheelchair rugby player Andrew Harrison first represented Australia at the 2007 Chris Handy Cup in Invercargill, New Zealand, but after narrowly missing selection to the 2008 Australian Paralympic Team, it was another two years before he got his next international start with the Australian wheelchair rugby team, the Steelers, returning to the side in 2009 for the IWRF Asia-Oceania Zone Championship in Christchurch, New Zealand. Since then, Andrew has won two Paralympic gold medals from two Paralympic Games and firmly established himself among the best 2.0 players in the game. After winning Australia’s first gold medal in wheelchair rugby at the London 2012 Paralympic Games, Andrew enjoyed an incredible run of success with the Steelers, culminating in their 59-58 defeat of the United States in a double-overtime thriller at Rio 2016 to become the first team in wheelchair rugby history to win consecutive Paralympic gold medals and a World Championship… Read More

Quick Facts

Disability
Physical Impairment – Quadriplegia
Sport
Wheelchair rugby
How acquired
Diving accident
Date of Birth
June 7, 1987
Home
Bayswater North, VIC
Occupation
Athlete
Started Competing
2005
First Competed for Australia
2007
Games Experience

London 2012, Rio 2016

Heroes

Peter Brock, Craig Lowndes

Career Highlights

Winning gold at the London 2012 Paralympic Games

Greatest Moment

Watching North Melbourne defeat Carlton to win the 1999 AFL Grand Final

Sports & Disciplines

  • Sport: Wheelchair rugby Classification: 2.0