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MULLINS Christopher
Sport Para athletics, Para swimming
NPC Australia   
GenderMen
Age33
Place of BirthEssendon, AUS
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Classification
T38
Further Personal Information
Family
Wife Amy
Residence
Melbourne, VIC, AUS
Occupation
Nurse
Languages
English
Higher education
Nursing - La Trobe University: Melbourne, VIC, AUS
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He has been involved in athletics since age five.
Why this sport?
His physiotherapist at the Royal Children's Hospital suggested he get into athletics. He continues to love athletics because of the opportunities to travel, make friends and stay fit.
Senior International Debut
Year
2006
Competing for
Australia
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Netherlands
General Interest
Nicknames
Chris (Facebook profile, 24 Oct 2016)
Hobbies
Spending time with his friends, following Australian rules football and going to the movies. (Twitter profile, 01 Nov 2016; latrobe.edu.au, 04 Sep 2008)
Hero / Idol
Australian rules footballer James Hird, Australian para-athlete Heath Francis, and his grandparents. (paralympic.org.au, 06 Jan 2010, latrobe.edu.au, 04 Sep 2008)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Every day I miss training is a day my rivals gain on me." (paralympic.org.au, 06 Jan 2010)
Awards and honours
He received the Medal of the Order of Australia in 2009 in recognition of his gold medal winning performance at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing. (itsanhonour.gov.au, 06 Jan 2010)

He won Wheelchair Sports Victoria's Club Person of the Year award for 2008. (wsv.org.au, 06 Jan 2010)

He won Wheelchair Sports Victoria's Most Outstanding Performance by a Junior Male award for 2006. (paralympic.org.au, 06 Jan 2010)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games - Para athletics
Rank Year Event Result
6 2008 400m T38 54.59
14 2008 200m T38 25.51
1 2008 4 x 100m Relay T35-38 44.81
World Championships - Para athletics
Rank Year Event Result
7 2006 400m T38 54.95
1 2006 4 x 400m Relay T35-38 3:44.34
10 2011 100m T38 12.56
6 2011 400m T38 55.44