Having already won Paralympic silver in the 800m as a 20-year-old in Beijing, Brad Scott head into London 2012 in the hope he could achieve even greater success. The West Australian athlete delivered, taking home bronze in the 800m, his preferred event, and silver in the 1500m. He said later that it was the most fun of his life.

Born with cerebral palsy, Brad showed strong form in the lead-up to London. He relocated to Canberra to train under the champion Paralympic track coach, Iryna Dvoskina, who quickly became one of the most influential people in Brad’s life. He performed well at the 2011 IPC Athletics World Championships in Christchurch, New Zealand, where he won silver in the 800m and bronze in the 4x100m relay. Less than a year out from the Games, Brad also set an unofficial world record in the 1500m, leading him to entertain hopes of defeating …

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Date of birth
15 April 1988
Sport
Para-athletics
Past Paralympic Games

Beijing 2008, London 2012, Rio 2016

Impairment
How acquired
Congenital
Residence
Bunbury, WA
Occupation
Personal trainer
Started competing
2006
First competed for Australia
2008
Sport career highlights

Winning silver in the 800m at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing

Greatest sporting moments

The Australian Institute of Sport athletics squad's achievements at Beijing 2008

Heroes/role models

His parents and Iryna Dvoskina

Disciplines

  • Sport: Para-athletics Discipline: 1500m Classification: T37

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