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… Read More

Quick Facts

How acquired
Car accident
Disability
Physical Impairment – Quadriplegia
Sport
Wheelchair rugby
Date of Birth
August 13, 1977
Home
Port Macquarie, NSW
Occupation
Athlete
Started Competing
2003
First Competed for Australia
2005
Games Experience

Beijing 2008, London 2012, Rio 2016

Heroes

Nelson Mandela

Career Highlights

Winning gold at the London 2012 Paralympic Games

Greatest Moment

Making his Paralympic debut at Beijing 2008

Sports & Disciplines

  • Sport: Wheelchair rugby Classification: 2.0