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CARTER Samuel Harrison
Sport Para athletics
NPC Australia   
GenderMen
Age28
Place of BirthBrisbane, AUS
Height1.86 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T54
Further Personal Information
Residence
Canberra, ACT, AUS
Occupation
Student
Languages
English
Higher education
Law - University of Southern Queensland: Toowoomba, QLD, AUS
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began wheelchair racing at age 10 in Goondiwindi, QLD, Australia.
Why this sport?
He went to a come-and-try day held by Queensland Sporting Wheelies and met dual-Paralympian Geoff Trappett, who suggested he take it up.
Club / Team
North Canberra Gungahlin: Australia
Name of coach
Fred Periac [personal]
Senior International Debut
Year
2011
Competing for
Australia
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Christchurch, NZL
General Interest
Nicknames
Sam (Facebook profile, 20 Jul 2015)
Hobbies
Music, reading, watching films. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Finishing in sixth place in the T54 100m at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019; SportsDeskOnline, 18 Nov 2019)
Most influential person in career
His father. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Hero / Idol
His father. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Train hard, train smart." (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Ambitions
To win a Paralympic gold medal. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Impairment
He was born with spina bifida. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
Round 1 2016 400m T54 49.24
6 2016 100m T54 14.46
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
23 2011 100m T54 15.88
20 2011 200m T54 27.64
24 2011 400m T54 53.93
6 2013 200m T54 26.02
5 2013 100m T54 15.07
5 2015 200m T54 25.82
6 2015 100m T54 14.34
Heats 2015 400m T54 50.24
4 2019 100m T54 14.12
4 2019 400m T54 48.04