EVAN O’HANLON OAM
Evan O’Hanlon is a Paralympic Sprinter competing in the T38 class, he is a Gold medalist and World record holder three times over and is looking to add to this impressive resume as he prepares for the London Paralypmic Games.
Evan exploded onto the world athletics stage in 2005, immediately creating a name for himself as the next big thing in Paralympic sprinting. On his first ever international tour, Evan won gold in the 100m and 200m at the 2005 German Nationals and European Championships.
Then at his first Paralympic Games in Beijing, Evan again won the 100m and the 200m, smashing both world records. He became the first athlete with cerebral palsy to shatter 11 seconds over 100m, setting the new world mark at 10.96, he broke the world record in the 200m, crossing the line in 21.98 and also won gold in the 4x100m relay in world record time (44.81) with team mates Tim Sullivan, Chris Mullins and Darren Thrupp.
At the 2011 IPC Athletics World Championships, Evan again won gold in the 100m and 200m, and keen to push himself, also tried his hand at the 400m, where he finished second and the long jump, where he finished fourth.
In early 2012, Evan sent a warning signal to his London competitors by breaking his 100m world record by 0.08 of a second. Running at the Melbourne Track Classic, Evan set the world record at 10.88 and credits his athletics success to coach Iryna Dvoskina, who has coached him since 2005.