Tige Simmons

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Tige Simmons
120411 - Tige Simmons - 3b - 2012 Team processing.jpg
2012 Australian Paralympic Team portrait of Simmons
Personal information
Full name Tige Arthur Simmons
Nationality  Australia
Born 5 May 1977
Spouse(s) Rachel Jordan

Tige Arthur Simmons, OAM[1] (born 5 May 1977) is an Australian wheelchair basketball player who represented Australia in the 2008, 2012 and 2016 Paralympic Games.


Simmons at the 2012 London Paralympics

Tige Simmons became a paraplegic due to a motorbike accident.[2] He was part of the gold medal winning Australian men's national wheelchair basketball team [3] at the 2008 Summer Paralympics,[4] for which he received a Medal of the Order of Australia. [1]

He was a member of the Australian Men's National Wheelchair Basketball team that competed at the 2010 Wheelchair Basketball World Championship [5][6] that won a gold medal.[7]

He plays as a guard and is classified as a 1.0 player.[5]

In 2010, he was playing club basketball with the Brisbane Spinning Bullets.[8]

At the 2012 Summer Paralympics he was part of the Australian men's wheelchair team that won silver.[9] In 2016, he was selected for the 2016 Summer Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro[10] where his team, The Rollers, finished sixth.[11]


  1. ^ a b "Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM)". ABC News. 27 January 2009. Retrieved 30 December 2011.
  2. ^ "Tige Simmons". Australian Paralympic Committee. Retrieved 21 March 2012.
  3. ^ McGarry, Andrew (4 September 2008). "Event guide: Wheelchair basketball". ABC. Retrieved 9 September 2011.
  4. ^ "Basketball Chronology". Basketball Australia. 2010. Retrieved 9 September 2011.
  5. ^ a b "Basketball Australia : 2010 WC Team". Basketball Australia. 2010. Retrieved 11 September 2011.
  6. ^ "Newsletter 2010 July 2010". Australian Athletes With a Disability. July 2010. Archived from the original on 8 April 2011. Retrieved 11 September 2011. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  7. ^ "Rollers Int History". Basketball Australia. 2010. Retrieved 11 September 2011.
  8. ^ "FOUR NSW TEAM REPRESENTATIVES NAMED IN ROLLERS TEAM TO PLAY ENGLAND" (PDF). New South Wales Basketball. 29 June 2010. Retrieved 6 November 2011.
  9. ^ "Men's Wheelchair Basketball Results". London 2012 Paralympic Games. Retrieved 9 September 2012.
  10. ^ "Australian Rollers ready for Rio 2016 revenge". Australian Paralympic Committee. 19 July 2016. Retrieved 20 July 2016.
  11. ^ "Hosts shock Rollers to end Rio campaign". Australian Paralympic Committee. Retrieved 29 September 2016.

External links

  • Australian Paralympic Committee Profile
  • Basketball Australia Profile
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