9 - 18 March 2018


4 MARCH - 13 MARCH 2022 (UTC)

Name Liam Malone
Sport Para athletics
Date of Birth
23 December 1993
Coach James Mortimer
Resides Auckland
Occupation Student
Classification T43
Impairment (Disability)
Limb deficiency
Paralympian # 197 - Rio 2016

Major International Results
2016 Rio Paralympic Games Gold – Men’s 200m T44
Gold – Men’s 400m T44
Silver – Men’s 100m T44
2015 IPC Athletics World Championships 5th - Men's 100m T43
6th - Men's 200m T43 

World Rankings (as at 1 October 2016)
Men's 400m T43/44 1
Men's 200m T43/44 1
Men's 100m T43/44 4


Liam has only been competing in the sport of Para athletics for two years. His journey began with generous support from the New Zealand public who donated funds to assist Liam with the purchase of  running blades while still in his first year at Canterbury University. Now Liam spends most of his time training and studying. 

The Rio 2016 Paralympic Games will be Liam's first Paralympic Games and he is focused on winning the Men's 400m in the T43 classification. It has been quite a journey to get to this point. The training has been hard and at times he hasn’t been able to put on his blades due to bleeding and swelling on his legs from the previous training session. 

Right now Liam is only focused on putting one blade in front of the other and making those who invested in him and those who have been with Liam from day one proud, especially friends and family. For Liam it will be a pleasure to represent New Zealand on the world stage and he is looking forward to competing in Rio in September.

Key international events include:


About Liam

Classification means...

F and T?
Letter = the prefix represents F (field) and T (track and long jump).

T42-47 and F42-46
Number = represents a sport class. T42-47 and F42-46 are designated for Para-Athletes with limb deficiencies, such as amputations. In sport classes 42-44 the legs are affected by impairment and in sport classes 45-47 the arms are affected, eg, by above-elbow or below-elbow amputations. All Para-Athletes in the 40s classes compete standing and do not use a wheelchair.

Classification Means...

Major Partners

ToyatoHigh Performance Sport New Zealand

Official Partners

Adecco ACCHarvey Norman VISATVNZAttitude Live

Community Partners

MondelezSanfordNew Zealand Chambers of CommerceNew Zealand Racing BoardPub CharityThe Lion FoundationNew Zealand Community Trust

Official Suppliers

Simpson Gierson Blue StarBLKOceanbridgeMillennium CollectionHouse of Travel


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