Corey Anderson is just months from becoming a household name, as he prepares to make his Paralympic debut as one of the Australian Para-athletics team’s leading gold medal contenders at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.

Just three years ago, Corey was competing at the 2017 International Federation for Athletes with Intellectual Impairments (INAS) World Athletics Championships in Bangkok, Thailand, when his eagle-eyed mum noticed that he moved to differently to the other athletes in his field. The duo left Thailand determined to find out why, and when the diagnosis came in that Corey had left hemiplegic cerebral palsy, he turned his attention to scaling the F38 world rankings instead.

Corey first appeared on the radar of Australian selectors at the 2019 Australian Athletics Championships in Sydney, NSW, where he set a new world record in the men’s javelin F38 with a mammoth 55.14m throw. This result is even more impressive …

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Date of birth
25 May 2000
Sport
Para-athletics
Past Paralympic Games

Nil

Impairment
Physical Impairment – Left hemiplegic cerebral palsy
How acquired
Congenital
Residence
Glenvale, QLD
Occupation
Athlete, personal training trainee
Started competing
2011
Sport career highlights

Winning a silver medal in the men’s javelin at the 2017 INAS World Athletics Championships in Bangkok, Thailand

Greatest sporting moments

The Cronulla Sharks winning the 2016 National Rugby League premiership

Disciplines

  • Sport: Para-athletics Discipline: Javelin Classification: F38

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