Australian wheelchair basketball player Brett Stibners is a champion of his sport.

Two years before he was introduced to wheelchair basketball, Brett fell asleep at the wheel of his van and collided head-on with a truck. He broke just about every bone in his body from the waist down, and spent four months in hospital recovering. For Brett, it was difficult to picture a future for himself, let alone one which would allow him to travel the world playing sport for his country.

But 19 years later, here we are.

Brett made his Paralympic debut at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Together with the Australian wheelchair basketball team, the Rollers, he enjoyed a stunning run to the gold medal game. Australia had dropped just one game (to the USA) and ultimately defeated Canada, the reigning Paralympic champions, 60-72.

A world title in 2010 followed, and Brett looked set to match …

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Date of birth
25 June 1979
Wheelchair basketball
Past Paralympic Games

Beijing 2008, London 2012, Rio 2016

Physical Impairment – Left above-knee limb loss
How acquired
Car accident
Oak Flats, NSW
Juvenile justice administrator
Started competing
First competed for Australia
Sport career highlights

Winning a gold medal at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games

Greatest sporting moments

The Sydney Roosters winning the NRL premiership in 2018

Heroes/role models

Brad Fittler, Andrew Bogut

Favourite quote
The harder I work, the luckier I become - Terry Pratchett


  • Sport: Wheelchair basketball Classification: 4.0

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