Luke Cain at the Paralympics

In August of 1999 whilst attempting a mark in Australian Rules Football Luke got sandwiched between an opponent and a team mate and damaged his spinal cord. Luke had played football since he was 7, mainly at Rye Football Club in his junior years, then at Rosebud Football Club in his senior years. The game in which his accident occurred he was playing full forward in the firsts for Rosebud against Hastings.

He grew up playing many sports, from basketball and football to a whole range of athletics. Luke thoroughly enjoyed all sports. His family holidays were spent waterskiing, knee boarding and wakeboarding at Lake Boort. At school he participated in various sport teams representing his school at State level.

Unfortunately, due to his accident which had left him quadriplegic, he was unable to continue with the sports he loved. After a number of years in the chair he took up the sport of air rifle shooting. Having hunted with his dad and cousins when he was young, he had experience in handling firearms. It wasn't long before he found myself competing in shooting events and most importantly thoroughly enjoying the sport.

Luke’s goals of becoming a member of the Australian International Shooting Team were reached when he represented Australia in Korea 2009.

Now as a regular member of the Australian Team, Luke is competing in a number of international events. Recently, Luke competed in two World Cups; Bad Orb, Germany and Voulmerange, France where he performed extremely well shooting back to back personal bests. Luke shot 598/600 in Germany beating his previous PB by one point and then went one better in France shooting 599/600. Luke took his PB one better to score 600/600 at the World Championships in Croatia, an equal WORLD RECORD!!

Luke is representing Australia at the upcoming Paralympics in London and OSA Brands sincerely wish him the very best of luck!

You can follow Luke's progress at his website http://www.lukecainshooting.com/Luke_Cain/Home.html