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 USA in a double-overtime thriller at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, to become the first team in wheelchair rugby history to win consecutive Paralympic gold medals and a …

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Date of birth
7 June 1987
Sport
Wheelchair rugby
Past Paralympic Games

London 2012, Rio 2016

Impairment
Physical Impairment – Quadriplegia
How acquired
Diving accident
Residence
Bayswater North, VIC
Occupation
Athlete
Started competing
2005
First competed for Australia
2007
Sport career highlights

Winning gold at the London 2012 Paralympic Games

Greatest sporting moments

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

Heroes/role models

Peter Brock, Craig Lowndes

Disciplines

  • Sport: Wheelchair rugby Classification: 2.0

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