Scott Reardon is one of the greatest T63 athletes in the world.

Before he was a sprinter, though, he was a 12-year-old digging holes at his family farm in the NSW country town of Temora. Standing on the frame of a post hole digger, Scott’s shoelace was untied and it caught in the power take-off shaft of a tractor, severing his right leg.

Incredibly – and perhaps in a sign of his success to come – Scott relearned how to walk in just a week-and-a-half.

His meteoric rise to fame on the track dates back to 2009, when he relocated to the ACT to train under esteemed coach Iryna Dvoskina at the Australian Institute of Sport. After first representing Australia at the 2011 International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Athletics World Championships in Christchurch, New Zealand, Scott won a Paralympic silver medal in the men’s 100m T42 at the London 2012 Paralympic …

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Date of birth
15 May 1990
Past Paralympic Games

London 2012, Rio 2016, Tokyo 2020

Physical Impairment – Right through-knee limb loss
How acquired
Farming accident
Florey, ACT
Student, athlete
Started competing
First competed for Australia
Sport career highlights

Winning a gold medal in the men’s 100m T42 at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games

Greatest sporting moments

Winning a silver medal in the men’s 100m T42 at the London 2012 Paralympic Games

Heroes/role models

His brother, Heath Francis, Vanessa Low

Favourite quote
Trust my training


  • Sport: Para-athletics Discipline: 100m Classification: T63

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