Participants

George HARLEY

George HARLEY
    Swimming
Birth Date:  07 Sep 1998
Place of Birth:  AUCKLAND
Country of birth:  NZL
Age:  19
Gender:   Men
Height (cm):  162
Weight (Kg):  77

Events and Medals


Sport Event Rank
SWM Swimming Men's 200m Breaststroke 5

George HARLEY - Schedule


Schedule
Time Event Status
Thu, 5 Apr 12:11
Men's 200m Breaststroke Heat 2
Finished
Thu, 5 Apr 21:44
Gold Medal Event Men's 200m Breaststroke Final
Finished

Biographical Information


Nickname: Harley (Athlete, 26 Feb 2018)
Hobbies

Cars, music (Athlete, 26 Feb 2018)


Occupation: Marketing manager (Athlete, Oct 2017)
Languages spoken: English
Coach

PERSONAL: Bud McALLISTER (USA) (thewest.com.au, 7 Apr 2015)


Injuries

Came close to losing his leg after rolling a motorised buggy in a paddock in 2012. Airlifted to hospital, where he spent six weeks undergoing surgery and rehabilitation. Spent another six months in a wheelchair, not knowing whether he would be able to compete again. (Swimming WA, 4 Jun 2014; thewest.com.au, 7 Apr 2015)


Reason: "Because mum wanted me to do a sport and I didn't like doing football or athletics." (Athlete, Oct 2017)
Ambition: "To reach my full potential, wherever that is." (Athlete, Oct 2017)
Memorable: Winning his first ever national age medal. (Athlete, Oct 2017)
Hero: English musician, Noel GALLAGHER. “Because he has the charisma, ego and self-belief. He knows his worth and knows what he wants.? (Athlete, Oct 2017)
Influence: His mother. “Always kept me on the right path. I have made many mistakes and she is always the one to get me back on track.? (Athlete, Oct 2017)
Ritual: "Laugh, smile, enjoy and talk to people." (Athlete, 26 Feb 2018)
Additional information

PLEADING
Multiple fractures in both lower leg bones and tissue loss after being involved in a serious accident on a property in Lancelin, Western Australia, in 2012. Pleaded with hospital doctors to not only save his leg from being amputated, but also pursue the more risky option of taking a graft from his inner thigh instead of his abdomen or back, to give him the best possible chance of a meaningful swimming comeback. Bali bombing survivor, Phil BRITTEN, was a key mentor with trauma counselling. (thewest.com.au, 7 Apr 2015)

BACKGROUND
His family moved to Perth from New Zealand more than 15 years ago and he got permanent residency to swim for his adopted country. (thewest.com.au, 7 Apr 2015)


Social Media

Legend

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

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