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ELGIN Don
Sport Para athletics
NPC Australia   
GenderMen
Age44
Place of BirthTocumwal, AUS
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Further Personal Information
Family
Wife, three daughters and a son
Languages
English
Senior International Debut
Year
1994
Competing for
Australia
General Interest
Nicknames
Donnie (donelgin.com.au, 05 Jun 2014)
Awards and honours
He was Australia's flag bearer at the opening ceremony of the 2006 World Championships in Assen, Netherlands. (starampglobal.com.au, 2013)
Impairment
He was born without the lower part of his left leg. (mmg.com.au, 16 Apr 2014)
Other information
RETIREMENT
In 2008 he announced his retirement from para-athletics so that he could pursue other goals. However, in March 2013 he returned to the sport, having learned that his event had been added to the programme for the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. After competing at the Games he decided to retire from the sport for a second time. (mmg.com.au, 16 Apr 2014, heraldsun.com.au, 05 Jun 2014; theguardian.com, 2016)

TEAM MANAGER
He worked as a team manager for the Australia national team at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (mmg.com.au, 16 Apr 2014)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
Semifinal 2000 100m T44 12.54
Semifinal 2000 200m T44 25.40
12 2000 400m T44 59.18 
11 2000 Discus Throw F44 37.19
9 2000 Long Jump F44 5.07
3 2000 Pentathlon P44 4563
8 2000 Shot Put F44 11.86
  2004 100m T44 DNS
3 2004 4 x 100m Relay T42-46 44.03 
2 2004 4 x 400m Relay T42-46 3:33.55 
12 2004 Shot Put F44/46 12.19 
7 2004 Discus Throw F44/46 41.13 
3 2004 Pentathlon P44 4152 
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
3 1994 High Jump F44 1.50
5 1998 Shot Put F44 11.13
9 1998 Discus Throw F44 37.43
4 1998 Pentathlon P44 4276
3 2002 4 x 100m Relay T42-46 44.71
2 2002 4 x 400m Relay T42-46 3:43.17
8 2002 Long Jump F44 5.75
2 2002 Pentathlon P44 4878
4 2006 4 x 100m Relay T42-46 48.18
10 2006 Shot Put F44 12.33
6 2006 Discus Throw F44 40.23
6 2006 Pentathlon P44 3614
Commonwealth Games
Rank Year Event Result
8 2014 Discus Throw F42/44 37.72