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SLATER Tim
Sport Para athletics, Para Lawn Bowls
NPC Australia   
GenderMen
Age28
Place of BirthBallarat, AUS
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Further Personal Information
Residence
Melbourne, VIC, AUS
Languages
English
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He was introduced to para-athletics in 2014.
Why this sport?
After competing in para-lawn bowls at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland he was approached by the Australian Institute of Sport for testing in several para-sports. He showed potential in cycling and shot put, and received a scholarship to train at the Victorian Institute of Sport.
Club / Team
Fitzroy Victoria Bowling and Sports Club: Ballarat, VIC, AUS
General Interest
Hobbies
Watching football. (Twitter profile, 09 Nov 2016; Facebook profile, 25 Nov 2016)
Memorable sporting achievement
Being selected to compete at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. (thecourier.com.au, 25 Mar 2014)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"It's about what you do when no one is looking." (vis.org.au, 2014)
Other sports
He represented Australia in para-lawn bowls at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. (thecourier.com.au, 24 Oct 2014)
Ambitions
To compete in para-lawn bowls at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, QLD, Australia. (thecourier.com.au, 24 Oct 2014)
Other information
LAWN BOWLS
Despite taking up athletics he says he remains committed to lawn bowls and hopes to compete in the sport at the Commonwealth Games again in 2018. "I'm always going to play bowls, but the best thing about training for other sports is that any fitness is good fitness for bowls. When I saw that the [Commonwealth] Games would be held on the Gold Coast in 2018, it lit a fire in the belly and I definitely thought that I'd like to go again. If I can do well in other sports I'm still going to try for [lawn bowls at] the 2018 Games." (thecourier.com.au, 24 Oct 2014)

Competition Highlights (historical)
There are no major results available for this athlete.