Samuel Carter has always refused to let his condition stop him from participating in sport. As a kid he played wheelchair basketball and was an avid swimmer, and after attending a ‘Come and Try’ day in 2001, where he met Paralympic gold medallist Geoffrey Trappett, he got involved in wheelchair racing.

The Rangeville local began competing in 2003, training under champion Paralympic coach, Andrew Dawes. In 2005 Paralympic and Olympic champion, Louise Sauvage, was appointed as his personal training advisor.

2008 was a standout year for Samuel. He broke three national age records and was named junior world champion in the 200m. The following year he won gold in the 100m final at the Junior Athletics World Championships, and in 2010 made the transition to senior competition, representing Australia at the 2011 IPC Athletics World Championships in Christchurch, New Zealand.

At the IPC Athletics World Championships in Lyon, France two …

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Date of birth
6 August 1991
Sport
Para-athletics
Past Paralympic Games

Rio 2016

Impairment
Physical Impairment – Spina Bifida
How acquired
Congenital
Residence
Rangeville, QLD
Started competing
2003
First competed for Australia
2011
Sport career highlights

Reaching the 100m and 200m finals at the 2013 IPC Athletics World Championships in Lyon, France

Heroes/role models

Kurt Fearnley and Louise Sauvage

Disciplines

  • Sport: Para-athletics Discipline: 100m Classification: T54
  • Sport: Para-athletics Discipline: 400m Classification: T54
  • Sport: Para-athletics Discipline: 4x100m Classification: T54

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