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THRUPP Darren
Sport Para athletics
NPC Australia   
GenderMen
Age53
Height1.77 m
Weight 79 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Further Personal Information
Occupation
Hospitality Professional
Sport Specific Information
Club / Team
South Brisbane: Brisbane, QLD, AUS
Name of coach
Gary Bourne
General Interest
Nicknames
Laces, The Thruppmeister. (paralympic.org.au, 11 Jan 2010)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning his first ever Paralympic gold medal in the long jump at the 1992 Paralympic Games in Barcelona. (paralympic.org.au, 11 Jan 2010)
Most influential person in career
His coach, Gary Bourne. (paralympic.org.au, 11 Jan 2010)
Hero / Idol
Gary Bourne and Australian rugby league player Wally Lewis. (paralympic.org.au, 11 Jan 2010)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Get out there, give it 110 per cent and make it hurt." (paralympic.org.au, 11 Jan 2010)
Awards and honours
He was asked to carry the Australian flag at the opening ceremony of the 2005 IPC Open European Championships. (paralympic.org.au, 11 Jan 2010)

He was named the Maranoa District Sportsman of the Century and has won the Darling Downs Sportsman of the Year award. (paralympic.org.au, 11 Jan 2010)

He set the world record for the long jump in the F37 classification while competing in Brisbane in 1996. (athletics.com.au, 11 Jan 2010)

He was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia in 1993 for service to sport as a gold medalist at the 1992 Paralympic Games in Barcelona. (paralympic.org.au, 11 Jan 2010)
Impairment
He has cerebral palsy as a result of a car accident. (paralympic.org.au, 11 Jan 2010)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
1 1992 Long Jump C7-8 5.78
3 1996 200m T37 25.52 
1 1996 Long Jump F34-37 5.74 
7 2000 100m T38 12.42
7 2000 200m T38 25.42
1 2000 4 x 100m Relay T38 48.24
1 2000 4 x 400m Relay T38 3:48.46
5 2000 400m T38 56.56
3 2004 100m T37 12.52 
1 2004 4 x 100m Relay T35-38 46.73 
  2004 4 x 400m Relay T35-38 DNF
3 2004 Long Jump F36-38 5.98 
5 2008 Long Jump F37/38 5.82
7 2008 100m T37 12.59
1 2008 4 x 100m Relay T35-38 44.81
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
1 1994 Long Jump F37 5.86
8 1998 200m T38 25.80
1 1998 Long Jump F38 5.70
2 2002 100m T37 12.26
3 2002 200m T37 25.22
1 2002 4 x 100m Relay T35-38 48.26
1 2002 4 x 400m Relay T35-38 3:52.38
4 2002 Long Jump F36-38 5.67
3 2006 100m T37 12.42
1 2006 4 x 100m Relay T35-38 46.18
1 2006 Long Jump F37 5.61