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 …

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Date of birth
2 April 1985
Wheelchair basketball
Past Paralympic Games

Athens 2004, Beijing 2008, London 2012, Rio 2016

How acquired
Car accident
Alexander Heights, WA
Started competing
First competed for Australia
Sport career highlights

Winning gold at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing

Greatest sporting moments

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

Heroes/role models

His mum


  • Sport: Wheelchair basketball Classification: 3.0

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