[6], MacDonald competed at five successive IPC Athletics World Championships from 1994 to 2011. The information regarding his parents and siblings hasn't been revealed to the media. A lock, Macdonald represented Poverty Bay, Canterbury, and North Auckland at a provincial level, and was a member of the New Zealand national side, the All Blacks, from 1972 to 1976. He had unsuccessfully tried throwing events in Little Athletics because of difficulties staying in the throwing circle due to poor balance. In the lead up to the Barcelona Games, the people of Alice Springs raised $12,000 for him to compete. In 2006, he won gold in the Men's Shot Put F34 event and competed in the Men's Discus F33-34 event. Born 18 May 1981 (age 39) Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. He was born in Melbourne and lives in Canberra. He was awarded the 1999 Sir Edward 'Weary' Dunlop Award by the Queen's Trust for Young Australians. [13] MacDonald indicated that he would most likely remain involved in Paralympic sport as a coach. Hamish Macdonald belongs to White ethnicity and is of Australian nationality. [1], https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Hamish_Macdonald_(rugby_player)&oldid=972691071, People educated at King's College, Auckland, New Zealand international rugby union players, New Zealand rugby union biography, 1940s birth stubs, Use New Zealand English from February 2015, All Wikipedia articles written in New Zealand English, Infobox rugby biography with deprecated parameters, Pages using infobox rugby biography with multiple provinces, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 13 August 2020, at 10:50. His net worth is estimated at $1 Million in 2018. [2] At the 2008 Games, he finished sixth in the Men's Shot Put F33/34/52 event. Hamish Anderson MacDonald: Nationality Australia: Born: 19 August 1974 Melbourne, Victoria: Height: 170 cm (5 ft 7 in) Weight: 80 kg (176 lb) Early life. [9] In 2002, he won gold in the Men's Shot Put F34 in a world record (10.69m) and competed in Men's Discus F33-34. He first worked as a reporter for WIN. Hamish Macdonald belongs to White ethnicity and is of Australian nationality. [1], MacDonald faced a difficult build up to the 2000 Sydney Games. [8], At the 2004 Athens Games, he won a silver medal in the Men's Shot Put F32-33 event. [2] At his sixth and final Games, the 2012 London Games, he finished 11th in the Men's Shot Put F34. [7] He held this scholarship until 2009 and during this period was coached by Chris Nunn, Scott Goodman and Alison O'Riordan. Nationality: Australian: Occupation: Broadcast journalist, international affairs correspondent: Employer: Australian … [13], In 2015, he was coaching Jayden Sawyer and Kath Proudfoot in Canberra. While in primary school, he was required to catch a train into the city twice a week for physiotherapy. He started powerlifting and wanted to compete in this sport at the Paralympics. [2], MacDonald, the second of four brothers, grew up in Melbourne. [5] He said: "They were the best teachers; they certainly gave me a big boost and helped to set my sights on track and field sports." [2], MacDonald's work as a sports participation advisor at the Australian Sports Commission has led to several initiatives to educate people, raise awareness and change peoples' understandings regarding disability sport. My role models are the people who have overcome grievous injuries to excel in sport, and through sport, to excel in life.[4]. After six months at the Australian Institute of Sport, he was strongly encouraged to switch to throwing events due to rapidly increasing standards in Paralympic sprinting and his powerlifting background. [2] At the 2003 South Pacific Games, he was an athlete ambassador for the World Anti-Doping Authority. [2] He has cerebral palsy. He played 48 matches for the All Blacks including 12 internationals. [2] With the UNHCR, he visited two refugee camps located on the border between Thailand and Cambodia. He co- hosts 'Ten Late News, The Truth' with his partner Ben Emery. Hamish Macdonald. Hamish Macdonald's height is 5 Feet 7 Inch. There was controversy during the Men's Shot Put where MacDonald was forced to change his technique mid-competition due to an official's ignorance of the rules. [2][6], At the 1992 Barcelona Games, he competed in the Men's 100m C5 and 200m C5-6 without winning any medals. MacDonald has stated that several teachers have played a pivotal role in his interest in sport. In 2000, MacDonald and fellow Paralympian Julianne Adams addressed the New South Wales Legislative Assembly, thanking the people of New South Wales for their support of the Sydney Paralympics. He was named Male Disability Athlete of the Year by the. [10], At the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games, he won a bronze medal in the Men's Shot Put F32/34/52. Hamish Macdonald was born on May 17, 1981 which makes Hamish Macdonald age 36 years as of 2017. He was the co-captain of the Australian teams at the 1998, This page was last edited on 30 August 2020, at 06:41. Jason Hellwig, CEO of the Australian Paralympic Committee made the following comment on his retirement – I've known Hamish a long time through my involvement with athletics and have seen him develop as an athlete and a person. [2] His achievements and advocacy have made him one of Australia's most respected Paralympians. He first worked as a reporter for WIN. [2] He has been involved with the International Paralympic Committee as a member of the International Paralympic Committee Athlete Commission. Hamish Hugh Macdonald (born 11 January 1947) is a former New Zealand rugby union player. Hamish Macdonald's height is 5 Feet 7 Inch. His net worth is estimated at $1 Million in 2018. In primary school, his physical education teacher Gary Cole, an Australia international soccer player gave support and enthusiasm. In 1994, he accepted an Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) Athletes with a Disability residential scholarship in Canberra. Hamish Anderson MacDonald, OAM[1] (born 19 August 1974) is an Australian Paralympic athlete. His mother, Jeannie, a nurse, ensured that he had the same opportunities in sport as his brothers. [21] His chest was shaved for the photograph and he appears nude from the waist up. [15], MacDonald is an advocate for disabled sport, and travels the world to do this. Hamish Macdonald is a famous Australian journalist born on August 19, 1974. He competed in his less preferred events, the Men's 100m T35 and Men's Discus F34. [3] MacDonald did not walk without callipers until he was eight.[4]. He has visited the South Pacific and Caribbean to help create local disabled sport programs. MacDonald, alongside Branka Pupovac, Karni Liddell and Charmaine Dalli, was one of eighteen Australian Paralympians photographed by Emma Hack for a nude calendar. [2], I grew up with cerebral palsy and didn't have any other reality; I really take off my hat to the Paralympians who have had to overcome tremendous lifestyle change because of often horrendous injury. Broadcast journalist and News Presenter Hamish Macdonald is an international affairs correspondent for the 'ABC Television Network' in the US. It's been great to watch a kid from Alice Springs rise to the heights of international sport and then contribute in such a meaningful way. His functional classification allowed him to throw from a chair and he subsequently[5] won a gold medal at the 1996 Atlanta Games in the Men's Shot Put F32-33 event,[6] in a world record. [2] In 1998, he became involved with the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR). He … The controversy highlighted the issues of classifying athletes. He was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia for this achievement. 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However, Parker encouraged him to turn to athletics and in his final year at high school, he was selected for the Barcelona Paralympics. ATHLETE STATISTICS Date of Birth: 23/02/1997: Coach: Robert Williams: Nickname: H-Mac and Cheese: Height: 200cm: Weight: Hometown: Sydney, NSW: Hobbies: Club: Sydney Rowing Club/ St Joseph's College: Previous Rowing Clubs/School: This is Hamish McDonald's first Junior Australian Rowing Team appearance and he will be competing in the Junior … In 1998, he won a bronze medal in Men's Shot Put F34 and competed in Men's 100m and 200m T35 events. He was 1996 Northern Territory Sportsman of the Year. Hamish McDonald SHARE NSW. Hamish Macdonald at the TV Week Logie Awards Nominations in Sydney, Australia, in March 2012. He is active on social networking site, Twitter. Hamish Macdonald was holidaying on the NSW south coast when the New Year's Eve bushfires flared. [5] In 1986, his family moved to Alice Springs and physical education teachers Shane Claridge and Michelle Parker, at Alice Springs High School, provided encouragement. After completing high school from Alice Springs High School, Hamish graduated from the Centrailian College. Hamish Macdonald; Birth name: Hamish Hugh Macdonald: Date of birth 11 January 1947 (age 73) Place of birth: Rawene, New Zealand: Height: 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) Weight: 102 kg (225 lb) School: King's College: Notable relative(s) Angus Macdonald (son) Rugby union career; Position(s) Lock: All Black No. [12], He retired as an athlete in January 2013. After completing high school from Alice Springs High School, Hamish graduated from the Centrailian College. [11] He has also held a Northern Territory Institute of Sport scholarship. His mother, Jeannie, a nurse, ensured that he had the same opportunities in sport as his brothers. MacDonald was an elite seated shot putter and competed at the Paralympic Games in Barcelona 1992, Atlanta 1996, Sydney 2000, Athens 2004, Beijing 2008 and London 2012. 700: Provincial / State sides; Years: Team: Apps (Points) 1966 1967–74 1975–78: Poverty Bay Canterbury … A post shared by Hamish MacDonald Prints (@hamishmacdonaldprints) on Mar 2, 2018 at 8:15am PST Short Pants A Concise History of 1981The Journalist was born May 17, 1981, making his age. He was Australian Capital Territory Athletics Most Outstanding Athlete in 2005. In 2011, he finished 6th in Men's Shot Put F34. He was going into Sydney as the defending champion but he did not meet the requirements to be classified as an F56 shot put athlete. [14] He was selected as a throws coach for the Australian team competing at the 2015 IPC Athletics World Championships. Hamish Macdonald (born 18 May 1981 [citation needed]) is an Australian broadcast journalist and news presenter. In 1994, he competed in 100m, 200m and 400m T35 events. The information regarding his parents and siblings hasn't been revealed to the media. [10], In 2005, MacDonald was recognised by the AIS for being on scholarship for ten years. MacDonald, the second of four brothers, grew up in Melbourne.