International wheelchair rugby star Chris Bond was 19-years-old when he was diagnosed with a rare form of leukaemia. He survived, but a bacterial infection took his left hand, right fingers and legs below the knee.

It did not take Chris long to get involved in Para-sport, and at the suggestion of Brad Dubberley, a two-time Paralympian and the head coach of the Australian wheelchair rugby team, the Steelers, he began competing in wheelchair rugby.

In 2011, Chris made his international debut at the Great Britain Cup in Cardiff, Wales. Setting the tone for the next seven years of his career, the Steelers achieved a six-game clean sweep over Great Britain, Japan, Belgium and Sweden to win gold.

After helping lead the Steelers to their first Paralympic gold medal in 2012, Chris returned to the top of the podium in 2014. Proving, once again, he was one of the best wheelchair …

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Date of birth
28 May 1986
Wheelchair rugby
Past Paralympic Games

London 2012, Rio 2016

Physical Impairment – Double below-knee, left hand and right fingers limb loss
How acquired
Bacterial infection
Mitchelton, QLD
Started competing
First competed for Australia
Sport career highlights

Being a member of the first Australian wheelchair rugby team to win a world championship title

Greatest sporting moments

Winning gold at the London 2012 Paralympic Games

Heroes/role models

His parents


  • Sport: Wheelchair rugby Classification: 3.5

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