Nic Beveridge was 17 years old when he woke one morning to discover he was paralysed from the waist down. He had transverse myelitis, a rare neurological condition which attacks the spinal cord, and his was particularly aggressive.

Although Nic was 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 he began to research his options in Para-sport. Inspired by Bill Chaffey, a five-time world champion in Para-triathlon, Nic contacted Triathlon Queensland and was classified.

He made his international debut the following year at the 2013 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final in London, England, where he placed 17th, and his Paralympic debut three years later at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, where he finished in ninth place. For a first Paralympic Games, this was a strong …

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Date of birth
14 July 1986
Sport
Para-triathlon
Past Paralympic Games

Rio 2016

Impairment
Physical Impairment – Incomplete paraplegia
How acquired
Transverse myelitis
Residence
West Ryde, NSW
Occupation
Athlete
Started competing
2013
First competed for Australia
2013
Sport career highlights

Achieving selection to the Australian team for 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

Favourite quote
Start where you are, use what you have, do what you can - Arthur Ashe

Disciplines

  • Sport: Para-triathlon Classification: PTWC1

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