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Sam Bramham certainly entered Paralympic competition with a splash when he broke the 100m Butterfly world record at the 2004 Athens Paralympics, his first games at the age of 16. He went on to break the world record for the 400m Freestyle, and win another clutch of medals at the 2008 Beijing Paralympics. In addition, he has competed in the Commonwealth Games and World Championships.
2009 awarded Order of Australia Medal
2004 broke the 100m Butterfly world record at Athens Paralympics
2004 Athens Paralympics - GOLD, SILVER & BRONZE
2008 Beijing Paralympics - GOLD & SILVER
2008 broke the 400m Freestyle world record at Beijing Paralympics
- He made international headlines for lying to an American journalist that his leg was mauled off by a kangaroo
- He was also briefly detained by police in 2009 for faking a shark attack, with the help of McDonalds tomato sauce, which resulted in evacuating the whole of Merimbula family beach in NSW
- 2014 8th evictee of Channel Nines 'Big Brother'
- 2017 first one legged contestant on Channel Nines 'Australia Ninja Warrier'
Because of his success and personality, Sam is media friendly and a professionally trained motivational public speaker- and has spoken to schools, sports groups/clubs, businesses and councils offering support, advice, inspiration, disability awareness and goal setting techniques used by both the Olympic and Paralympic teams, all tied in with his personal experiences.
He has had regular radio spots on SEN, ABC, SYN FM, Vision Australia and JOY FM, talking both able bodied and disabled sport.
Affirm Press published an autobiography about Sam called "Three Quarter Man", which intimately details his upbringing, his mischief, success and death of close friend and fellow Paralympian, Alex 'Shaky' Harris, whom committed suicide in 2008.
Hear Sam Bramham's inspirational story on PickStar's Off-Field Podcast: