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 …Read More