Scott Reardon is one of the world’s most pre-eminent sprinters.

His meteoric rise to fame 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 Games.

He achieved his first international gold medal in 2015 at the IPC Athletics World Championships in Doha, Qatar, and as the reigning world champion in the men’s 100m T42, Scott was the man to beat at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. He held off a late charge by Richard Whitehead (GBR) to win his first Paralympic gold medal, and in record time, to be nominated for Paralympics Australia’s 2016 Male Paralympian of the Year award.

Scott won …

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Date of birth
15 May 1990
Past Paralympic Games

London 2012, Rio 2016

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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