Michael Roeger says that he isn’t scared of anything, but if he was, there’s little chance it could catch him.

Born in South Australia, the Canberra local got involved in Para-athletics at the age of 12 after four-time Paralympian, Neil Fuller, spoke at his school, introducing him to the movement. Not knowing many people with a disability, Michael was inspired by Neil and decided to pursue a career in sport.

He laced up for the second leg of the 4x100m relay at the 2011 IPC Athletics World Championships in Christchurch, New Zealand, but it is in middle-distance events that he excels, winning bronze in the 800m and 1500m at his first international competition, the 2006 FESPIC Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Michael has competed at three Paralympic Games to date, but really came into his own post-London. At the 2013 IPC Athletics World Championships in Lyon, France, he won bronze …

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Date of birth
14 May 1988
Past Paralympic Games

Beijing 2008, London 2012, Rio 2016

Physical Impairment – Right through-elbow limb deficiency
How acquired
Watson, ACT
Information technician
Started competing
First competed for Australia
Sport career highlights

Breaking the 1500m world record in June 2015

Heroes/role models

Neil Fuller


  • Sport: Para-athletics Discipline: 1500m Classification: T46

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