|Nickname(s) The White Tiger|
Event(s) 100m, 200m
Name Chad Perris
|Disability Visual Impairment|
Coached by Iryna Dvoskina
Disability class T13
|Born 15 June 1992 (age 23) (1992-06-15) Perth, Western Australia|
Club North Beach Athletics Club
Chad perris t13 100m final world championships
Chad Perris (born 15 June 1992) is a vision impaired Australian athlete, born with albinism. He specialises in the 100m and 200m's. He has won one silver and two bronze medals at the World Para Athletics Championships and won a bronze medal at the 2016 Rio Paralympics.
Perris was born on 15 June 1992 in Perth, Western Australia with albinism meaning he has white hair and no colour in his skin. He is known as ‘The White Tiger’, a nickname earned playing football in his home town of Perth. Perris attended the Duncraig Senior High School
Commencing the sport of athletics in 2012, Perris reached the international stage in 2013. Perris' classification is T13.
In his first Australian Campaign at the IPC Athletics World Championships in 2013, Perris ran a personal best in the 100m of 11.17 seconds that saw him place fifth. He was only 0.05 seconds away from the bronze medal and 0.02 seconds away from the silver medal. Perris also ran the 200m, breaking an Australian record which was set back in 1985 in a time of 22.97 seconds. This time also saw him break the Oceania area record. After the World Championships, Perris moved to Canberra to be coached by Iryna Dvoskina.
Perris finished with a bronze medal in the ambulant 100m at the Australian Championships in 2014, and achieved the number one ranking for 2014 International Paralympic Committee (IPC) athletics men's T13 100m with a time of 11.06 seconds. He was nominated for the Athletics Australia 2014 Para-athlete of the Year award.
At the 2015 IPC Athletics World Championships in Doha, he won the silver medal in the Men's 200m T13 in a personal best time and the national record by almost half a second to cross in a time of 21.82 (w: +1.5). He also won the bronze in the Men's 100m T13 with a time of 10.96 (w: +2.3).
Perris has succeeded in his aim to compete in the Rio 2016 Summer Paralympics where he won a bronze medal in the Men's 100m T13 in a time of 10.83.
At the 2017 World Para Athletics Championships in London, England, Perris won the bronze medal in the Men's 100 m T13 and finished fourth in the Men's 200 m T13.