With a decade of experience playing wheelchair rugby at an elite level, Cameron Carr is one of the most accomplished athletes on the Australian wheelchair rugby team.

A keen sportsman from a young age and the son of State of Origin representative Norm Carr, Cameron had a promising career in rugby league ahead of him, having signed a contract with the Sydney Roosters at 19.

Due to drive down to Sydney to start his new life as a professional athlete, the club offered to fly him down a few weeks later so that he could spend more time with his family. That same weekend, Cameron attended a 21st birthday party and, choosing to get a lift home with a friend, his friend fell asleep at the wheel and crashed less that 100m from Cameron’s home.

The Port Macquarie local says that it took him a long time to get accustomed …

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Date of birth
13 August 1977
Wheelchair rugby
Past Paralympic Games

Beijing 2008, London 2012, Rio 2016

Physical Impairment – Quadriplegia
How acquired
Car accident
Port Macquarie, NSW
Started competing
First competed for Australia
Sport career highlights

Winning gold at the London 2012 Paralympic Games

Greatest sporting moments

Making his Paralympic debut at Beijing 2008

Heroes/role models

Nelson Mandela


  • Sport: Wheelchair rugby Classification: 2.0

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