Shaun Hillman

Invictus Games Düsseldorf 2023 Competitor

ADF Service: I joined the Australian Army in 2010 as an Infantryman. I transferred to the Royal Australian Corps of Transport in 2011 before discharging in 2013. 

Current occupation: I work for the Department of Correctional Services South Australia.

Age: 31

Home town: South Australia

Current town: Adelaide, South Australia

Competing in: Cycling, rowing and wheelchair rugby

What is the nature of your injury or illness? Bilateral Achilles Tendonitis, which has made certain activities difficult but has led to pursuing cycling as a form of exercise. 

What role has sport played in your rehabilitation? It has played a huge role in keeping up my fitness and assisting with my mental health. 

Sport background: Before my injury I played hockey but since my injury I have taken up cycling as a sport. This has allowed me to continue exercising and socialising.

What is your greatest achievement to date? My greatest sporting achievement was being able to complete the 12 hours revolve in a team of four cyclists in 2022.

Why did you apply for Invictus Games? To meet likeminded people and to reignite the drive to compete again and represent Australia.

What will success look like for you at the Games? Pride and accomplishment, but I believe I have already won by being given the opportunity to complete in the Invictus Games.

What does unconquered mean to you? Being able to overcome barriers and not giving up when times get tough. 

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Shaun Hillman's Story