Guy Henly has earned his stripes as one of the Australian Para-athletics team’s most respected members, having won a medal at every World Para-athletics Championships since 2013.

In an exceptional start to his international career, Guy clinched bronze in the men’s discus F37/38 at the 2013 International Paralympic Committee Athletics World Championships in Lyon, France. It was a fiercely fought contest for bragging rights, and lit a fire in Guy’s belly to scale the podium at the next edition in Doha, Qatar, in 2015.

At the 2015 IPC Athletics World Championships, Guy threw a whopping 53.41m, getting his first taste of silver and taking another step towards achieving his goal of winning an international gold medal. His next opportunity came the following year at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games – however, it was not to be, and Guy had to settle for a commendable fourth place.

As only a champion …

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Date of birth
12 May 1987
Sport
Para-athletics
Past Paralympic Games

Rio 2016

Impairment
Physical Impairment – Right hemiplegic cerebral palsy
How acquired
Brain tumour
Occupation
IT administrator
Started competing
2010
First competed for Australia
2013
Sport career highlights

Winning a bronze medal in the men’s discus F37/38 at the 2013 IPC Athletics World Championships in Lyon, France

Heroes/role models

Dani Stevens, Kim Mickle

Favourite quote
Go hard or go home

Disciplines

  • Sport: Para-athletics Discipline: Discus throw Classification: F37

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