If ever there was an overachiever, Marek Steiner is it.

He studied a Bachelor of Civil Engineering at the University of Sydney, which he completed in 1993, and followed it a decade later with a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery.

All this, and Marek is also a competitive Para-archer, on track to make his Paralympic debut at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.

Born in Wollongong, and raised in Shellharbour and Poland, Marek was 20 when he received a shock diagnosis – bone cancer. His leg was amputated above the knee, which immediately qualified him for Paralympic sport, but nearly 30 years passed before he discovered Para-archery.

On his way to work, Marek would see athletes training at the local archery club. One Saturday, he stopped.

104 Saturdays later, Marek made his international debut at the 2015 World Archery Para Championships in Donaueschingen, Germany. It remains one of the highlights of …

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Date of birth
15 December 1965
Past Paralympic Games


Physical Impairment – Left above-knee limb loss
How acquired
Bone cancer
Mortlake, NSW
General practitioner
Started competing
First competed for Australia
Sport career highlights

Representing Australia at the 2015 World Archery Para Championships in Donaueschingen, Germany


  • Sport: Para-archery Discipline: Recurve Classification: Standing

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