Participants

Sam RIZZO

Sam RIZZO
    Athletics
Birth Date:  03 Aug 2000
Place of Birth:  CARLTON
Country of birth:  AUS
Age:  17
Gender:   Men
Sport Class
T54

Events and Medals


Sport Event Rank
ATH Athletics Men's T54 1500m 6

Sam RIZZO - Schedule


Schedule
Time Event Status
Mon, 9 Apr 12:00
Men's T54 1500m Round 1 - Heat 1
Finished
Tue, 10 Apr 20:27
Gold Medal Event Men's T54 1500m Final
Finished

Biographical Information


Hero

Switzerland T54 Paralympian Marcel HUG. "He is the world's fastest T54 wheelchair athlete for everything above 400 metres. When I saw him, I decided to be brave and introduce myself." (bordermail.com.au, 11 Aug 2017)


Additional information

COMMUNITY SUPPORT
Local Ballarat bus drivers have provided a $2000 boost to help him reach the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, by holding sausage sizzles. (thecourier.com.au, 15 Dec 2017)


FLAGBEARER
On his 17th birthday, was Australia's flagbearer for the 2017 World Para Athletics Junior Championships, where he won a silver medal in the 400m T54, along with three bronze medals, in the 800m, 1500m and 100m T54 events. "To be chosen as flagbearer and to be the very first one doing that for my country, I was definitely honoured and proud." (bordermail.com.au, 11 Aug 2017)


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Legend

Gold: Gold
Silver: Silver
Bronze: Bronze
Gold Medal Event: Gold Medal Event
Bronze Medal Event: Bronze Medal Event

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