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THOMLINSON Damien
Sport Para snowboard
NPC Australia   
GenderMen
Place of BirthTerrigal, AUS
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Further Personal Information
Residence
Bondi, ACT, AUS
Occupation
Athlete, Author, Motivational Speaker, Veteran
Languages
English
Sport Specific Information
Why this sport?
He was a keen surfer prior to his injuries and took up snowboarding as part of his own personal challenge after losing his legs.
Name of coach
Lukas Prem [national], AUS
General Interest
Nicknames
Thomo, Damo (smh.com.au, 22 Dec 2012)
Hobbies
Car rallying. (ozracingwrap.com, 11 Dec 2011)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Giving up is not in my nature, visualise and it will happen." (youtube.com, 12 Aug 2012)
Impairment
He followed in the footsteps of his grandfather and enrolled into the armed forces. He was serving as a commando in Afghanistan in 2009 when his unit ran over a roadside bomb. His injuries resulted in amputation of both his legs. (damienthomlinson, 19 Nov 2012)
Other information
AUTHOR
He has written a book entitled 'Without Warning' which outlines his experiences in the armed forces, the incident that lead to his injuries, and his life afterwards. (damienthomlinson, 19 Nov 2012)

Competition Highlights (historical)
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