International wheelchair rugby star Chris Bond was 19-years-old when he was diagnosed with a rare form of leukaemia. After contracting a severe bowel infection during treatment causing gangrene, doctors were forced to amputate his legs below the knee, left hand and right fingers. 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 he made his international debut at the Great Britain Cup in Cardiff, Wales; setting the tone for the next seven years of Chris’ 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 further proved himself among the best 3.5 players in the world… Read More

Quick Facts

Disability
Physical Impairment – Double below-knee, left hand and right fingers limb loss
Sport
Wheelchair rugby
How acquired
Bacterial infection
Date of Birth
May 28, 1986
Home
Mitchelton, QLD
Occupation
Athlete
Started Competing
2010
First Competed for Australia
2011
Games Experience

London 2012, Rio 2016

Heroes

His parents

Career Highlights

Being a part of the first Australian team to win an IWRF World Championship title in Odense, Denmark in 2014

Greatest Moment

Winning gold at the London 2012 Paralympic Games

Sports & Disciplines

  • Sport: Wheelchair rugby Classification: 3.5