Nic Beveridge was 17-years-old when he woke one morning to discover he was completely paralysed from the waist down, which doctors later attributed to transverse myelitis, a neurological disorder characterised by the inflammation of the spinal cord.

A dominant presence on the cross-country track, in the pool and on the hockey field during his teens, it was not until a stint in hospital during the London 2012 Paralympic Games that Nic began researching his options in Para-sport. Inspired by Bill Chaffey, a five-time World champion in Para-triathlon, Nic contacted Triathlon Queensland and was classified.

The following year, he made his international debut at the 2013 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final in London, England. Although disappointed with his 17th place finish, Nic was stoked to have the opportunity to meet Bill in person for the first time, and by the time he returned home, Bill was among Nic’s closest friends.

Nic …

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Date of birth
14 July 1987
Past Paralympic Games

Rio 2016

Physical Impairment – Incomplete paraplegia
How acquired
Transverse myelitis
Auchenflower, QLD
Digital communications manager
Started competing
First competed for Australia
Sport career highlights

Being selected to represent Australia at the 2013 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final in London, England

Greatest sporting moments

Placing ninth at the 2014 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final in Edmonton, Canada


  • Sport: Para-triathlon Classification: H1

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