New Zealand-born Bradley Mark became an incomplete quadriplegic at 35 after contracting bacterial meningitis. He began shooting just over a decade later as an alternative to physiotherapy.

With dominant performances in the lead-up to London 2012, including gold in the 10m air rifle standing individual and team events at the 2011 IPC Shooting World Cups in Sydney and Fort Benning, USA, Bradley was well-placed for a podium finish at his Paralympic Games debut.

In a highly competitive field in the 10m air rifle prone, the 2011 Queensland Sporting Wheelies Senior Athlete of the Year nominee shot a perfect 600/600, setting a new Oceanian record and equalling the Paralympic and world records. However, as one of 10 shooters who qualified with 600, he was two bulls short and missed the eight-person final to finish 10th overall.

At the 2015 IPC Shooting World Cup in Sydney, Bradley again set a new Oceanian …

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Date of birth
26 February 1957
Sport
Para-shooting
Past Paralympic Games

London 2012, Rio 2016

Impairment
Physical Impairment – Incomplete quadriplegia
How acquired
Bacterial meningitis
Residence
Wynnum, QLD
Occupation
Athlete
Started competing
2009
First competed for Australia
2010
Sport career highlights

Shooting 600/600 in the 10m air rifle prone event at the London 2012 Paralympic Games to set a new Oceanian record and equal the Paralympic and world records

Heroes/role models

Ashley Adams

Disciplines

  • Sport: Para-shooting Discipline: 10m air rifle prone Classification: SH2
  • Sport: Para-shooting Discipline: 10m air rifle standing Classification: SH2

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