Although 24-year-old Jayden Warn was the youngest member of the Australian wheelchair rugby team, the Steelers, at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, he was able to keep his inexperience under wraps, scoring 11 goals in just 23 minutes of court-time.

Jayden’s first introduction to wheelchair rugby came five years earlier, after he shattered six vertebrae in a car accident on the day before his 17th birthday. Eager to follow in the footsteps of the Victorians he would watch train, it did not take Jayden long to establish himself as a future star of the sport, making his international debut at the 2013 New Zealand National Championships in Christchurch.

The following year, in a moment which ranks among the highlights of his still young career, Jayden became a World Championships gold medallist – a first not only for Jayden, but also for the Steelers. Competing alongside and against the world’s best …

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Date of birth
23 May 1994
Sport
Wheelchair rugby
Past Paralympic Games

Rio 2016

Impairment
Physical Impairment – Incomplete quadriplegia
How acquired
Car accident
Residence
Warragul, VIC
Occupation
Athlete
Started competing
2012
First competed for Australia
2013
Sport career highlights

Winning the gold medal in wheelchair rugby at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games

Favourite quote
If you ain't first, you're last - Ricky Bobby

Disciplines

  • Sport: Wheelchair rugby Classification: 3.0

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