Games type: Summer Paralympic Games
Games year: Athens 2004, Beijing 2008, Sydney 2000
Para sport: Para powerlifting
Gender: Male
Date of Birth4 April 1973
Eligible impairmentLoss of limb
Health conditionLeft above knee amputee

George made his Paralympic debut in Sydney 2000 competing in Para powerlifting. He went on to compete at 2 further Paralympic Games – Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008. He also competed at the Manchester 2002 and Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games. George is an amputee and former Cook Islands rugby league representative, who has won many medals at national and regional able-bodied powerlifting competitions. George turned his talents to Va’a 7 years ago and competed in the 2018 IVF Va’a Worlds Sprints Championships in Tahiti. IN August he will compete in the IVF Va’a World Distance Championships with the hope of qualifying for the 2020 World Sprint Championship in Hawaii. Longer term George has his sights set on competing at the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games. George believes the sky is the limit and as long as you keep the motivation going you will achieve your goals.

George officially received his ‘numbered’ Paralympic pin as part of The Celebration Project in July 2019.

Paralympic results

2000Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games-
2004Athens 2004 Paralympic Games-
2008Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games-