Jeremy Tyndall

Personal Details

Home town:

Waaia, VIC

Hobbies:

Going to local footy and cricket, as well as doing a spot of fishing and camping.

Occupation / Area of Study / Work:

Student

Date of birth:

5 April 1996

Sporting Details

Event(s) / Discipline:

Wheelchair Basketball

Classification:

1.5

Disability:

Physical Impairment – Spinal cord injury

Olympic / Paralympic History:

2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games

World Championships History:

2017 U23 World Championships Canada - 3rd

Sporting Highlights:

Jeremy started shooting hoops with his friends at school when he was in his early years high school. At age 16 in 2012, he acquired paraplegia in an accident while competing at the Junior Motocross Championships and, while in rehab, he was visited by current Australian Rollers player Jannik Blair.

“Mate, you need to get into wheelchair basketball,” Jannik told Jeremy. “It’s a great sport.” Sure enough, Jeremy took up the advice and fell in love with shooting hoops, this time as a wheelchair basketball player.

Jeremy looks back fondly on his time playing at the U23 World Championships in Canada in 2017, where he helped the Spinners come back from a big deficit in their final match to claim the bronze medal. The stakes are bigger now, as he prepares to represent the Rollers at Tokyo 2020.

When he’s not playing basketball, Jeremy enjoys going to local footy and cricket, as well as doing a spot of fishing and camping.

Credit: Paralympics Australia

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