After coming within a whisker of selection for the 2008 Australian Paralympic Team, wheelchair basketballer Bill Latham was over the moon to qualify for London 2012.
Seen as the heir apparent to Rollers big man and captain Brad Ness, Bill contributed a sizeable 27 points in London, where the team enjoyed an unbeaten run to the final to finish second behind long-time adversary Canada.
In the four years between Beijing and London, Bill was also a part of the team to win gold at the 2010 IWBF World Wheelchair Basketball Championship in Birmingham, England, where the Rollers beat France 79-69 in a thrilling finals showdown that rates among the highlights of his career.
Shockingly, at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games they were eliminated from gold medal contention in a 23-point loss to Great Britain in the quarter finals.
Bill became an amputee when he was run over by a tractor …Read More