Hamish MacDonald

Hamish MacDonald  - F34 Shot


Hamish is a Para athletics class F34 athlete, a seated cerebral palsy (or similar) class.


Hamish is one of Australia's longest serving and most respected athletes, a 6 time Paralympican.  He began his Paralympic journey in 1992 in Barcelona as a sprinter.  He moved across to throwing in 1994 and started on his medal winning campaign.     


Hamish worked with Alison from 2003 - 2011 improving his Shot from 10.69m to 11.19m. He was the  F34 Shot World Record holder from 2002 to 2011,   and the first F34 male athlete to throw over 10m  and 11m. 


Hamish's major athletics achievements (most recent first) include:

  • 2012 London Paralympic Games 11th Place (F34 Shot) - 10.34m


  • 2011 IPC Athletics World Champs, Christchurch NZ  6th Place (F34 Shot) - 10.18m
  • 2010 Commonwealth Games, Delhi India Bronze medallist (F32/34/52Shot) -  9.79m
  • 2008  Beijing Paralympic Games 6th place (F34 Shot) - 10.82m
  • 2006 IPC Athletics World Champs, Assen Holland 6th place,  (F33-34 Discus) - 30.75m
  • 2006 IPC Athletics World Champs, Assen Holland Gold medallist,  (F34 Shot) - 10.52m
  • 2004 Athens Paralympic Games 6th place (F33-34 Discus) - 29.23m
  • 2004 Athens Paralympic Games Silver medallist (F33-34 Shot) - 11.19m World Record


  • 2002  IPC Athletics World Champs,  Lille France - 8th place (F33-34 Discus) - 26.98m
  • 2002  IPC Athletics World Champs,  Lille France - Gold medallist (F34 Shot) - 10.69m World Record
  • 2000 Syndey Paralympic Games -  4th Place (F33-34 Discus) - 29.23m
  • 1998 Atlanta Paralympic Games -  Bronze medallist (F34 Shot) - 9.06m
  • 1996 Barcelona Paralympic Games  - 4th Place (F33-34 Discus) - 27.36m
  • 1996 Barcelona Paralympic Games  - Gold medallist (F33-34 Shot) - 10.45m


Hamish retired in 2013. 


More information on Hamish can be found here.