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HENLY Guy
Sport Para athletics
NPC Australia   
GenderMen
Age32
Place of BirthSydney, AUS
Height2.03 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
F37
Further Personal Information
Family
Wife Jennifer Brown
Residence
Calgary, AB, CAN
Languages
English
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began throwing the discus and shot put after attending an Australian Paralympic Committee talent search programme at age 23 in Sydney, NSW, Australia.
Why this sport?
"I had always wanted to get into tennis. I'd played that for a long time but there is only wheelchair tennis at the Paralympics and that's not really my thing. So I thought why not go to the talent search day and see what else I can try."
Club / Team
Calgary Track and Field [CALTAF]: Canada
Name of coach
Kim Cousins [club]
Senior International Debut
Year
2013
Competing for
Australia
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Lyon, FRA
General Interest
Nicknames
Big Bird (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Hobbies
Gaming, cycling, travelling, hiking, technology. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze in the F37/38 discus at the 2013 World Championships in Lyon, France. (paralympic.org.au, 30 Sep 2019; Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Most influential person in career
Australian Para athlete Russell Short. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Hero / Idol
Swiss tennis player Roger Federer. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Go hard or go home." (paralympic.org.au, 30 Sep 2019)
Other sports
He has competed in able-bodied athletics competitions at national level. (athletics.com.au, 06 Mar 2015)
Ambitions
To become a world and Paralympic champion. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Impairment
He developed a brain tumour at age seven, which affected the right side of his body and caused a loss of vision. (paralympic.org.au, 2011; Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Other information
BASED IN CANADA
In 2018 he moved to Calgary, AB, Canada, to train with coach Kim Cousins at the Calgary Track and Field club. (Repsol Sport Centre Facebook page, 28 Apr 2018)

OTHER ACTIVITIES
He has mentored athletes in sports camps with Repsol Sport Centre in Calgary, AB, Canada. (Repsol Sport Centre Facebook page, 27 Apr 2019)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
4 2016 Discus Throw F37 51.97
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
3 2013 Discus Throw F37/38 51.13
8 2013 Shot Put F37 11.55
2 2015 Discus Throw F37 53.41
2 2017 Discus Throw F37 53.59
3 2019 Discus Throw F37 51.43