Portrait of Sam Bramham

Sam Bramham

Sam Bramham entered Paralympic competition with a splash when he broke the 100m butterfly world record at the 2004 Athens Paralympic, his first games, at the age of 16. Since then he has travelled the world winning golds, breaking records and experiencing life at events such as the 2006 Melboune Commonwealth Games, 2007 South African World Championship and 2008 Beijing Paralympics.

In 2009 Sam was awarded with the Order of Australia Medal for services to his country and for being a role model for his younger team mates.

Born without his right femur due to unknown circumstances, Sam had his right leg amputated at the age of five, which enabled him to wear a prosthetic. Never letting his disability get in the way, Sam has played a number of sports, including AFL football, Rugby, Kayaking and even captained his school water polo team.