Nick Morris (basketball)
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Nick Morris
08 ACPS Atlanta 1996 Basketball Troy Sachs Nick Morris.jpg
Australian men's wheelchair basketball team members Troy Sachs (on the floor), Nick Morris and Sandy Blythe at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics
Personal information
Full nameNicholas Hugh Morris
Nationality Australia
Born (1971-08-16) 16 August 1971 (age 48)
Wangaratta, Australia

Nicholas ("Nick") Hugh Morris, OAM[1] (born 16 August 1971)[2] is an Australian wheelchair basketball player. He was born in the Victorian town of Wangaratta.[2] He was a member of the Australian team that won gold at the 1996 Summer Paralympics in Atlanta, for which he received a Medal of the Order of Australia.[1][3] He was also a member of the Australian wheelchair basketball squad at the 2000 Summer Paralympics.[3] Morris was injured in a motorcycle accident at age 16 and credits his involvement in sport as the key to his rehabilitation.[4]

Morris received an Australian Sports Medal in 2000 for his many years service to the Paralympic movement as a Basketball athlete.[5]

In his professional capacity, Morris sat on the Australian Standards Committee for Access provisions (AS1428) and is a director of Morris Goding Accessibility Consulting.[6] In 1999 he established "accessibility.com.au",[7] a website dedicated to providing information about accessible venues, facilities, services, transport and news.[8]

In 2006 Morris co-invented the Vulcan Wheel, ergonomically designed one-piece extruded aluminium wheelchair wheel for use in general travel and sport. The invention was featured on the ABC New Inventors program.[9][10]

Currently Morris is a member of the International Paralympic Committee and consulted for BOCOG.[11]

References

  1. ^ a b "Morris, Nicholas Hugh, OAM". It's an Honour. Retrieved 2012.
  2. ^ a b "Australians at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics: Wheelchair Basketballers". Australian Sports Commission. Archived from the original on 19 January 2000. Retrieved 2012.
  3. ^ a b Results for Nicholas Morris from the International Paralympic Committee, retrieved 22 April 2012.
  4. ^ RMIT Alumni Profile, accessed 1 September 2008
  5. ^ "Morris, Nicholas: Australian Sports Medal". It's an Honour. Retrieved 2012.
  6. ^ MGAC Directors, accessed 1 September 2008
  7. ^ "accessibility.com.au parked with Netfleet.com.au".
  8. ^ accessibility.com.au - History, accessed 1 September 2008
  9. ^ "New Inventors: The Vulcan Wheel".
  10. ^ "New Inventors: The Vulcan Wheel".
  11. ^ accessibility.com.au - Accessing Beijing, accessed 1 September 2008

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