Quick Facts

How acquired
Car accident
Disability
Physical Impairment – Incomplete paraplegia
Sport
Wheelchair Basketball
Date of Birth
April 2, 1985
Home
Alexander Heights, WA
Occupation
Athlete
Started Competing
1995
First Competed for Australia
2000
Games Experience

Athens 2004, Beijing 2008, London 2012, Rio 2016

Heroes

His mum

Career Highlights

Winning gold at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing

Greatest Moment

Winning gold at the 2014 IWBF World Wheelchair Basketball Championship in Incheon, South Korea

Bio

Perth local Shaun Norris is one of the most accomplished athletes on the Australian Rollers squad, having already represented Australia at four Paralympic Games and won two World Championship titles.

First introduced to Para-sport as a four-year-old after becoming an incomplete paraplegic in a car accident, Shaun discovered his passion for wheelchair basketball six years later when he relocated from Brisbane to Perth.

Making his Paralympic debut in 2004, Shaun and the Rollers won four of their five preliminary matches to qualify for the quarter-finals. Defeating Germany 79-60 and Great Britain 64-52, they met Canada in the gold medal match to ultimately bag silver. At Beijing 2008 the Rollers managed to go one better, overcoming long-time adversary Canada 60-72 to win gold.

Central to the team’s success, Shaun helped the Rollers en route to their 2010 and 2014 IWBF World Wheelchair Basketball Championship victories and podium finish at the 2012 Games in London, where he was Australia’s second highest point scorer behind four-time Paralympian and five-time medallist Justin Eveson.

Shaun also helped to secure victories at the 2009 and 2011 IWBF Asia-Oceania Championships, 2009 Rollers World Challenge, 2009 Paralympic World Cup and 2015 IWBF Asian Oceania Zonal Championship.

Shockingly, at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games the Rollers were eliminated from gold medal contention in a 23-point loss to Great Britain in the quarter-finals.

Outside of representing Australia, ‘The Wizard’ has also enjoyed stints in Italy and Spain, and currently plays for the Perth Wheelcats.

He has completed a degree in Business at the Australian Institute of Commerce and Technology, and enjoys spending time with his family and friends, watching motor sports, and go-carting.

Sports & Disciplines

  • Sport: Wheelchair Basketball Classification: 3.0