Participants

Josh THORNTON

Josh THORNTON
    Lawn Bowls
Birth Date:  21 Aug 1981
Place of Birth:  COROWA
Country of birth:  AUS
Age:  36
Gender:   Men
Sport Class
B8

Events and Medals


Sport Event Rank
LBO Lawn Bowls Open B6/B7/B8 Triples 1 Gold

Josh THORNTON - Schedule


Schedule
Time Event Status
Thu, 5 Apr 19:00
Open B6/B7/B8 Triples Section A - Round 1
Australia
18
Scotland
6
Finished
Fri, 6 Apr 19:00
Open B6/B7/B8 Triples Section A - Round 2
Australia
13
South Africa
10
Finished
Sat, 7 Apr 19:30
Open B6/B7/B8 Triples Section A - Round 3
Australia
12
England
16
Finished
Sun, 8 Apr 17:31
Open B6/B7/B8 Triples Section A - Round 4
Australia
22
Wales
12
Finished
Mon, 9 Apr 20:00
Open B6/B7/B8 Triples Section A - Round 5
New Zealand
11
Australia
16
Finished
Wed, 11 Apr 16:01
Open B6/B7/B8 Triples Semi Final
Australia
15
South Africa
7
Finished
Thu, 12 Apr 12:30
Gold Medal Event Open B6/B7/B8 Triples Gold Medal Match
Australia
14
New Zealand
13
Finished

Biographical Information


Nickname: JT, Riccardo ("No idea why, just sticks") (Athlete, 4 Jun 2017)
Hobbies

"Sport nut." (Athlete, 6 Jun 2017)


Occupation: Bowls Victoria regional bowls manager, coach at East Shepparton Bowls Club (Athlete, 6 Jun 2017)
Education: Sports management (Masters) at La Trobe University, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Languages spoken: English
Reason: "Sports enthusiast and wanted to try something I might be good at, a sport where my impairment wouldn't impact my ability to compete." (Athlete, 6 Oct 2017)
Ambition: "Play for Australia at the Commonwealth Games and win a gold medal." (Athlete, 6 Oct 2017)
Memorable: Qualifying for the pairs at 2015 World Indoor Cup, an able-bodied event, and finishing in the top 16. (Athlete, 4 Jun 2017)
Hero: US basketballer, Michael JORDAN. "He's the best." (Athlete, 6 Oct 2017)
Influence: "Family kept me level-headed, and Bowls Australia president Nigel SMITH, who helped me growing up playing." (Athlete, 4 Jun 2017)
Ritual: "Arrive early." (Athlete, 6 Oct 2017)
Additional information

IMPAIRMENT DETAILS
Born with three missing fingers on his right hand and two on his left, no left elbow and fused toes in his left foot. (Athlete, 4 Jun 2017; Herald Sun, 22 Feb 2018)


WINNING PAIR
Won the pairs at the 2017 Australian Open with close friend, Barrie LESTER (AUS), defeating Australian representatives Wayne RUEDIGER and Scott THULBORN in the final. "It's amazing. You play with one of your best mates and just gel together and it's awesome. I guess in one way it shows people that if you've got a disability, it doesn't stop you. If you've got the determination and willpower to do your best, you can succeed." (The Free Press, 5 Jul 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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