|Type of Impairment
|Origin of Impairment
Further Personal Information
||Two children [including son Francis Jr.]
||Commerce - Griffith University: Australia
Sport Specific Information
|When and where did you begin this sport?
||He took up the sport in 2003 at age 17 in Rabaul, Papua New Guinea.
|Why this sport?
||He was performing well in high school athletics and the Papua New Guinea Disabled Sport Organisation recognised his talent.
||Franco (Athlete, 20 Dec 2010)
|Memorable sporting achievement
||Competing at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing. (portmoresby2015.com, 18 Jul 2015)
|Most influential person in career
||The former president of the Papua New Guinea Paralympic Committee Bernard Chan. (portmoresby2015.com, 18 Jul 2015)
||He suffered four hamstring injuries in the build-up to the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, India, including a grade two tear in his left hamstring. (Athlete, 20 Dec 2010)
|Sporting philosophy / motto
||"Make it happen." (Athlete, 20 Dec 2010)
|Awards and honours
||He was Papua New Guinea's flag bearer at the opening ceremony of the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (paralympic.org, 19 Aug 2012)
||He was born without his left arm. (Athlete, 20 Dec 2010)
In 2008 he became the first person representing Papua New Guinea to win a medal in any sport at the Paralympic Games when he took silver in the T46 100m [athletics] in Beijing. (abc.net.au, 26 Feb 2010; SportsDeskOnline, 15 Sep 2008)
He served as an ambassador for the 2015 Pacific Games in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. (portmoresby2015.com, 18 Jul 2015)