LACK Matthew < Back  
Sport Para Athletics
CGA New Zealand   
Gender Men
Born 06 Aug 1991 in Opotiki, NZL
Weight 70 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment Spinal Cord Injuries
Classification T54
Further Personal Information
Residence Opotiki, NZL
Higher education Opotiki College: New Zealand
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? He first considered taking up the sport at age eight after attending the Eve Rimmer Games in Whakatane, New Zealand.
Why this sport? He got a taste for athletics when one of the competitors at the Eve Rimmer Games let him sit in their chair. Once he began racing, he found he enjoyed the speed and fun of the sport.
Name of coach Blanche Herbert
Coach from what year? 2004
General Interest
Most influential person in career His parents. (invacare.com.au, 16 Sep 2010)
Injuries He has had approximately 40 operations, which have interrupted his training for six weeks at a time. (youtube.com, 25 Oct 2007)
Sporting philosophy / motto "Stick with it. Just don't quit." (invacare.com.au, 16 Sep 2010)
Other information IMPAIRMENTS
He was born with spina bifida, which affected his lower limbs. (invacare.co.nz, 27 Apr 2011)