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SLADE Matt
Sport Para athletics
NPC New Zealand   
GenderMen
Age42
Place of BirthInvercargill, NZL
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Classification
T37
Further Personal Information
Higher education
Sport Studies - Otago University: Dunedin, NZL
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2007.
Why this sport?
He initially tried para-swimming but later took up para-athletics and found he was much better at it.
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in the T37 200m at the 2004 Paralympic Games in Athens. (nz.srichinmoyraces.org, 9 Oct 2009)
Awards and honours
He was named New Zealand Universities' Sportsperson of the Year for 2004. (otago.ac.nz, 01 Dec 2004)
Impairment
He has cerebral palsy. (tvnz.co.nz, 15 Aug 2008)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
3 2000 100m T37 12.50
2 2000 200m T37 25.11
4 2000 400m T37 56.56
5 2004 100m T37 12.57 
1 2004 200m T37 24.85 
4 2008 100m T37 12.46
10 2008 200m T37 25.53
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
3 1998 100m T37 12.69
3 1998 200m T37 25.94
2 1998 400m T37 58.45
3 2002 100m T37 12.27
2 2002 200m T37 25.00
2 2006 100m T37 12.28
1 2006 200m T37 24.73