Less than a year after Guy Henly first threw a discus, he won gold at the Arafura Games in Darwin, and in 2013 he represented Australia at the IPC Athletics World Championships in Lyon, France, where he nabbed bronze.

When Guy was seven he developed a brain tumour which affected his right side including his vision. He had hoped to pursue a career in tennis for athletes with a disability but after learning he was ineligible, turned his attention towards athletics.

A product of Paralympics Australia’s Talent Search Program, Guy is coached by former top Australian hammer throwers, Karyne Di Marco and Breanne Clement. He looked a medal chance for Rio after he won silver at the 2015 IPC World Championships in Doha, Qatar, but placed fourth at the Games, throwing a distance of 51.97m.

As a huge tennis fan, Guy’s favourite sports star is Roger Federer, and like the …

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Date of birth
14 May 1987
Past Paralympic Games

Rio 2016

Physical Impairment – Right hemiplegia
How acquired
Brain tumour
Girraween, NSW
IT administrator
Started competing
First competed for Australia
Sport career highlights

Winning bronze in discus at the 2013 IPC World Championships in Lyon, France

Heroes/role models

Dani Samuels and Kim Mickle


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

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