He made his Paralympic debut nearly 28 years ago in Para-powerlifting, and now 54-year-old Steve Green is out of retirement and aiming to compete at his fourth Paralympic Games – this time in Para-archery.

Steve, who represented Australia at the 1992, 2000 and 2004 Paralympic Games, has always dreamed of winning a Paralympic medal, and even after his retirement post the 2006 Commonwealth Games, that dream never faded.

In 2016, Steve attended a Talent Search Day run by Paralympics Australia, eager to find another sport to sink his teeth into. While Para-archery was by no means his strong suit, his passion for it was impossible to ignore, and he soon celebrated his return to the national stage.

While Steve missed selection to the Australian team for the 2019 World Archery Para Championships in ‘s-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands, the 54-year-old was not deterred. Currently coached by Lynette Rankin-Tyack, mum to Olympic archer Ryan …

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Date of birth
25 March 1965
Past Paralympic Games

Barcelona 1992, Sydney 2000, Athens 2004

Physical Impairment – Paraplegia
How acquired
Car accident
Wynnum West, WA
Fleet controller
Started competing
First competed for Australia
Sport career highlights

Competing at three Paralympic Games


  • Sport: Para-archery Discipline: Recurve Classification: W2

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