Hamish Macdonald (born 18 May 1981 [citation needed]) is an Australian broadcast journalist and news presenter. 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. [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. Hamish Macdonald was holidaying on the NSW south coast when the New Year's Eve bushfires flared. His mother, Jeannie, a nurse, ensured that he had the same opportunities in sport as his brothers. However, Parker encouraged him to turn to athletics and in his final year at high school, he was selected for the Barcelona Paralympics. [2] At the 2008 Games, he finished sixth in the Men's Shot Put F33/34/52 event. He first worked as a reporter for WIN. He was the co-captain of the Australian teams at the 1998, This page was last edited on 30 August 2020, at 06:41. 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. 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. [2] In 1998, he became involved with the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR). Born 18 May 1981 (age 39) Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. After completing high school from Alice Springs High School, Hamish graduated from the Centrailian College. [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. In 1994, he accepted an Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) Athletes with a Disability residential scholarship in Canberra. He is active on social networking site, Twitter. [12], He retired as an athlete in January 2013. [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. [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. He started powerlifting and wanted to compete in this sport at the Paralympics. Hamish Macdonald is a famous Australian journalist born on August 19, 1974. Broadcast journalist and News Presenter Hamish Macdonald is an international affairs correspondent for the 'ABC Television Network' in the US. 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. [15], MacDonald is an advocate for disabled sport, and travels the world to do this. Hamish Macdonald belongs to White ethnicity and is of Australian nationality. [2][6], At the 1992 Barcelona Games, he competed in the Men's 100m C5 and 200m C5-6 without winning any medals. He was named Male Disability Athlete of the Year by the. He co- hosts 'Ten Late News, The Truth' with his partner Ben Emery. [10], At the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games, he won a bronze medal in the Men's Shot Put F32/34/52. [13], In 2015, he was coaching Jayden Sawyer and Kath Proudfoot in Canberra. Hamish Macdonald was born on May 17, 1981 which makes Hamish Macdonald age 36 years as of 2017. [21] His chest was shaved for the photograph and he appears nude from the waist up. The information regarding his parents and siblings hasn't been revealed to the media. He was 1996 Northern Territory Sportsman of the Year. 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. Hamish Macdonald belongs to White ethnicity and is of Australian nationality. [2] He has cerebral palsy. Hamish Macdonald at the TV Week Logie Awards Nominations in Sydney, Australia, in March 2012. In primary school, his physical education teacher Gary Cole, an Australia international soccer player gave support and enthusiasm. He has visited the South Pacific and Caribbean to help create local disabled sport programs. In 1994, he competed in 100m, 200m and 400m T35 events. [1], MacDonald faced a difficult build up to the 2000 Sydney Games. He first worked as a reporter for WIN. He was born in Melbourne and lives in Canberra. [2] His achievements and advocacy have made him one of Australia's most respected Paralympians. MacDonald, alongside Branka Pupovac, Karni Liddell and Charmaine Dalli, was one of eighteen Australian Paralympians photographed by Emma Hack for a nude calendar. He played 48 matches for the All Blacks including 12 internationals. 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. [2], MacDonald, the second of four brothers, grew up in Melbourne. The information regarding his parents and siblings hasn't been revealed to the media. [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. After completing high school from Alice Springs High School, Hamish graduated from the Centrailian College. [22], 2012 Australian Paralympic Team portrait of MacDonald, United Nations High Commission for Refugees, "Australian Institute of Sport Paralympian and World record holding athlete, Hamish MacDonald, believes he is nothing special", "Shot putter denied chance for Paralympic glory", "Top Aussie athlete aiming for Athens after setting new world record", "Recognition of five and ten-year AIS scholarship athletes", "Paralympian gives back to sport through coaching", "Athletics Australia confirms team staff for the IPC Athletics World Championships", "MacDonald, Hamish: Australian Sports Medal", "World champion MacDonald to carry Australian flag", "Calendar shows the naked truth about disabled athletes", "Address by Paralympians Julianne Adams and Hamish MacDonald", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Hamish_MacDonald_(athlete)&oldid=975753254, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. [11] He has also held a Northern Territory Institute of Sport scholarship. He was Australian Capital Territory Athletics Most Outstanding Athlete in 2005. In the lead up to the Barcelona Games, the people of Alice Springs raised $12,000 for him to compete. 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. [7] He held this scholarship until 2009 and during this period was coached by Chris Nunn, Scott Goodman and Alison O'Riordan. Hamish Hugh Macdonald (born 11 January 1947) is a former New Zealand rugby union player. MacDonald, the second of four brothers, grew up in Melbourne. 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.