Chad ‘White Tiger’ Perris climbed the medal dais at his first Paralympic Games in 2016, winning a bronze medal in the men’s 100m T13 at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. It was a moment which Chad describes as the highlight of his career to date, and one which would not have been possible without his legendary coach, Iryna Dvoskina, who he began working with in 2014. To give you a sense of what they are capable of together, years earlier Iryna had predicted that Chad would run 10.84 in Rio, and he stopped the clock at 10.83.

Chad, who was born with albinism affecting the pigment in his eyes, skin and hair, only began competing in Para-athletics as a way of keeping fit during the AFL off-season. Fast-forward eight years, and he is now a Paralympic and World Championships medallist on track to emulate the success of his hero, five-time …

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Date of birth
15 June 1992
Past Paralympic Games

Rio 2016, Tokyo 2020

Vision Impairment – Albinism, nystagmus
How acquired
Bruce, ACT
Started competing
First competed for Australia
Sport career highlights

Winning a bronze medal in the men’s 100m T13 at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games

Heroes/role models

Evan O'Hanlon


  • Sport: Para-athletics Discipline: 100m Classification: T13
  • Sport: Para-athletics Discipline: 4x100m Classification: T13

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