International wheelchair rugby star Chris Bond was 19-years-old when he was diagnosed with a rare form of leukaemia. After contracting gangrene, doctors were forced to amputate 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, 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 when he combined with bash brother Ryley… Read More

Quick Facts

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

London 2012, Rio 2016


His parents

Career Highlights

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

Greatest Moment

Winning gold at the London 2012 Paralympic Games

Sports & Disciplines

  • Sport: Wheelchair rugby Classification: 3.5