Shaun Norris

Name: Shaun Norris

 

Disability: Physical Impairment – Incomplete paraplegia – Acquired through car accident

 

Sport: Wheelchair Basketball

 

Age: 31

 

Paralympic Experience: Athens 2004, Beijing 2008 and London 2012.

 

Dates Competing:

 

Day 1: Australia vs Netherlands

Day 2: Australia vs Turkey

Day 3: Australia vs Canada

Day 4: Australia vs Spain

Day 5: Australia vs Japan

Day 7: Men’s Quarter-Finals

Day 8: Men’s Semi-Finals

Day 10: Men’s Finals

 

Bio Information:

Shaun was hit by a car whilst riding his bike when he was four-years-old which resulted in a spinal-cord injury and him becoming paraplegic from the waist down.

When he was ten-years-old Norris moved from Brisbane to Perth, where he took up wheelchair sports, in particular taking a liking to wheelchair basketball.

Norris made his Australian debut five years after, taking up the sport, aged just 15-years-old, in 2000.

Since his debut Shaun has attended three Paralympic Games winning gold and two silver in a long running saga with Canada.

He currently plays for the Perth Wheelcats whilst in the past he has also played professionally in both Italy and Spain.

 

 

Social Media Links:

 

Twitter- @ShaunNorris07