Josh Nicholson is a rising star in Australian wheelchair rugby.

Since making his international debut in 2017, he has continued to prove why he will be one to watch in the lead-up to the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.

He won a silver medal at the 2018 IWRF Wheelchair Rugby World Championship in Sydney, where the Australians made an uncharacteristic and decisive error with 90 seconds to play to bring an end to their six-year reign at major tournaments. But this was just the kind of international experience Josh needed to be able to go head-to-head with the best of them at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.

Until recently, the Sydney-born, Wooloowin local was on track to represent Australia in wheelchair basketball. In 2014, he made his national debut for the Queensland Cyclones, but not before being named in the All Star Five at the 2014 Wheelchair Basketball State Championships and …

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Date of birth
30 May 1995
Wheelchair rugby
How acquired
Meningococcal disease
Wooloowin, QLD
Started competing
First competed for Australia
Sport career highlights

Making his international debut at a friendly tournament against Canada in Sydney in 2017, and competing at the 2018 Canada Cup in Vancouver, Canada


  • Sport: Wheelchair rugby Classification: 2.0

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