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MARONEY Jason
Sport Shooting Para sport
NPC Australia   
GenderMen
Age52
Place of BirthWangaratta, AUS
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
SH2
Further Personal Information
Residence
Glenrowan, VIC, AUS
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began competing in 2004.
Why this sport?
Following his accident, he found being involved with a shooting club gave him a purpose. "I began enjoying competitions and loved the thrill of success."
Name of coach
Miro Sipek [national]
Senior International Debut
Year
2005
Competing for
Australia
Tournament
European Championships
Location
Poland
General Interest
Most influential person in career
His mother. (paralympic.org.au, 2012)
Awards and honours
He was named the 2014 Para-Shooter of the Year by Shooting Australia. (paralympic.org.au, 23 Feb 2015)
Impairment
He has quadriplegia after he was involved in a car accident in 1989. (paralympic.org.au, 13 Oct 2010)
Other information
ADAPTING
He found it difficult to become accustomed to using a wheelchair following his accident. "My arm muscles didn't work and I was confronted by everything else that came from being a quadriplegic. I went on to do a lot of strength training to gain use of my arms again, and also had an operation done on my thumb to improve my pinch-grip." (paralympic.org, 18 Dec 2013)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
6 2008 Air Rifle Prone SH2 703.9
5 2008 Air Rifle Standing SH2 700.6
27 2012 R5 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH2 594
7 2012 R4 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH2 702.6
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
19 2006 R4 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH2  
26 2006 R5 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH2  
9 2010 R4 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH2  
14 2010 R5 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH2  
16 2014 R4 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH2 627.9
4 2014 R5 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH2 169.1