Wheelchair Basketballer Brett Stibners is three-time Paralympian and a World Championship Gold Medallist. He has been selected to compete at Tokyo 2020 Games – his fourth Paralympics.
Hailing from Shellharbour New South Wales, Brett began his elite sporting career in indoor hockey and in 2001 was selected onto the senior Australian indoor hockey team. Shortly after his selection Brett was involved in a car accident leaving him with irreparable damage to his right leg which had to be amputated above the knee.
Brett started playing wheelchair basketball in 2003 and remarkably made his international debut for the Australian senior team, the Rollers, that same year at the Gold Cup (now the IWBF World Championships).
Brett made his Paralympic debut at the Beijing 2008 Paralympics where the Rollers defeated Canada, the reigning Paralympic champions, in the gold medal match.
In 2010 Brett and the Rollers were crowned world champions at the IWBF Wheelchair Basketball World Championships in Birmingham, England.
At the London 2012 Paralympics Canada and Australia again faced off in the gold medal match. The Canadians reclaimed the gold and the Rollers came away with the silver. At the Rio 2016 Paralympics the Rollers finished in 6th place.
Brett was part of Rollers team that won gold at the 2019 Asia-Oceania Championships, qualifying Australia for the Tokyo Paralympic Games.