4 MARCH - 13 MARCH 2022 (UTC)

28 August - 8 Sept 2024 (FST)

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 


Liam had only been competing in the sport of Para athletics for two years prior to competing at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. 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. In the lead up to Rio 2016 the training was extremely hard and at times he wasn’t able to put on his blades due to bleeding and swelling on his legs from the previous training session. 

However at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games he put this all behind him as he stunned the sporting world by winning two gold and one silver medal on the track. The international and national public and media fell in love with a new sporting hero. His outstanding performances contributed to the New Zealand Paralympic Team’s stunning 21 medals across 12 individual medallists in 2016 (9 gold, 5 silver and 7 bronze). The Team finished first in the world per capita and 13th in the world overall (previous best: 16th).

Following the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games Liam became a household name not only for his sporting achievements but also his honesty and humour. In January 2018 he announced his retirement from Para athletics to focus on his career.

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 NormanTVNZ

Community Partners

SanfordNew Zealand Chambers of Commerce
New Zealand Racing BoardPub CharityThe Lion FoundationNew Zealand Community Trust

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Simpson Gierson Blue StarOceanbridge        


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