Para-badminton powerhouse Luke Missen is on track to represent Australia at his first Paralympic Games.

Just one year after picking up a badminton raquet for the first time, Luke made his international debut at the 2015 Badminton World Federation (BWF) Para-badminton World Championships. It was a perfect introduction to the world of elite Para-sport, with the Championships held in the birthplace of the Paralympic movement – Stoke Mandeville in England.

This first experience of life as an elite athlete lit a fire in Luke’s belly, and he began working towards qualification for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, where Para-badminton will make its debut.

He achieved two quarter-finals appearances at the 2017 BWF Para-badminton World Championships in Ulsan, South Korea, and after a stellar performance at the 2018 Australian Para-badminton Championships in Perth, WA, where he won one gold and two silver medals, Luke looked set to enjoy his most successful …

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Date of birth
11 April 1993
Past Paralympic Games


Physical Impairment – Short stature
How acquired
Denison, VIC
Water treatment plant operator
Started competing
First competed for Australia
Sport career highlights

Representing Australia at the 2018 Para-badminton International in Geelong, VIC

Greatest sporting moments

Playing in the basketball bronze medal game at the 2017 World Dwarf Games in Guelph, Canada

Heroes/role models

Roger Federer

Favourite quote
I'm a success today because I had a friend who believed in me and I didn't have the heart to let him down - Abraham Lincoln


  • Sport: Para-badminton Discipline: Singles Classification: SS6
  • Sport: Para-badminton Discipline: Doubles Classification: SS6

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