COLE Gabriel < Back  
Sport Para Athletics
CGA Australia   
Gender Men
Born 15 Jan 1992 in Adelaide, AUS
Weight 65 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment Congenital
Classification T47
Further Personal Information
Residence Melbourne, VIC, AUS
Occupation Artist, Athlete, Designer
Languages English
Higher education Architecture - University of South Australia: Adelaide, SA, AUS
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? He took up the sport in 2009.
Why this sport? A former teacher named Eileen Bailey saw his potential and recommended him to coach Stephen Butler.
Name of coach Stephen Butler, AUS
Training Regime He trains at Albert Park and Aberfeldie Park athletics track in Melbourne, VIC, Australia.
International Debut
Year 2010
Competing for Australia
Tournament Commonwealth Games
Location Delhi, IND
General Interest
Nicknames Gabe (adelaidenow.com.au, 20 Jun 2012)
Hero / Idol US surfer Dane Reynolds, English musician Morrissey, US film director Martin Scorsese, US skateboarders Mark Gonzales and John Cardiel. (paralympics.org.au, 24 Dec 2011)
Injuries A hamstring injury disrupted his preparation for the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (couriermail.com.au, 26 Aug 2013)

He competed with torn hamstring in the T46 100m final at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, India. (adelaidenow.com.au, 20 Jun 2012)
Awards and honours In 2014 he was named the Open Male Athlete of the Year, Sprinter of the Year and Athlete with an Impairment of the Year by Athletics South Australia. (Facebook profile, 14 Jun 2014)

He was named the Athlete with an Impairment of the Year in 2010 and 2012 by Athletics South Australia. (unisa.edu.au, 05 Sep 2012; athleticssa.com.au, 06 Aug 2012)
Impairment He was born with a partially formed left arm. (adelaidenow.com.au, 20 Jun 2012)
Other information OTHER ACTIVITIES
He and his friend Lucas Croal launched a streetwear brand named 'Beyond Killa' in Adelaide, SA, Australia. (broadsheet.com.au, 31 Aug 2016)