| 24 June 1990 (age 26) (1990-06-24) |
Andrew John Edmondson OAM (born 24 June 1990) is an Australian wheelchair rugby player. He won a gold medal at the 2016 Rio Paralympics as a member of the Australian Steelers.
Andrew Edmondson Wikipedia
Edmondson was born on 24 June 1990. His friends call him "Edmo". At the age of 13, he broke his neck whilst surfing at the Coogee Beach. At the time, he had received a scholarship to play rugby at Scots College in Sydney. He has a Bachelor of Sports Business from the Australian College of Physical Education.
As part of his rehabilitation, he watched a video on wheelchair rugby whilst at the Prince of Wales Hospital and became interested in the sport. In 2004, he attended an Australian Paralympic Committee Come and Try Day. He made his debut for the national team the Australian Steelers in 2014. As of 2016, he has been a member of the NSW Gladiators for 10 years and captained the team for the last two years. In 2015, he played in the United States wheelchair rugby competition.
He was a member of the team that retained its gold medal at the 2016 Rio Paralympics after defeating the United States 59–58 in the final. He was awarded the Order of Australia Medal in 2017.