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HENNESS Steven
Sport Para powerlifting
NPC Australia   
GenderMen
Age36
Place of BirthWollongong, AUS
Height1.67 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Further Personal Information
Residence
Wollongong, NSW, AUS
Languages
English
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began powerlifting in 2017 at age 34 at the National Strength Performance Centre in Woonona, NSW, Australia.
Why this sport?
"To challenge myself and strive to represent my country. To set an example to others."
Name of coach
Simon Bergner, AUS, from 2017
Training Regime
He trains at the National Strength Performance Centre in New South Wales, Australia.
Senior International Debut
Year
2018
Competing for
Australia
Location
Kitakyushu, JPN
General Interest
Nicknames
Stevos [given to him by his teammate Kaia Scholl]. (Athlete, 23 May 2019)
Hobbies
Playing the guitar, giving talks in schools. (Athlete, 23 May 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Being selected to compete for the Australia national team in 2018. (Athlete, 23 May 2019)
Most influential person in career
Coach Simon Bergner. (Athlete, 23 May 2019)
Hero / Idol
James Hetfield from the band Metallica. (Athlete, 23 May 2019)
Injuries
He has been diagnosed with grade two spondylolystheisis of the L5 vertebra in his back. (Athlete, 23 May 2019)

He has sustained two injuries to his right arm during his career. He was out for four months out with a torn extensor tendon, and missed two months with a torn flexor tendon. (Athlete, 23 May 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"There are no shortcuts and it takes consistency, dedication, commitment and sacrifice over a period of time to achieve." (illawarramercury.com.au, 12 Dec 2016)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2024 Paralympic Games in Paris. (Athlete, 23 May 2019)
Impairment
He was born prematurely and has cerebral palsy. He has balance issues and limited movement in his lower body. (illawarramercury.com.au, 12 Dec 2016)
Other information
OCCUPATION
He works as a health and safety officer. (Athlete, 23 May 2019)

Competition Highlights (historical)
There are no major results available for this athlete.