Dual sport Paralympian Michael Auprince represented Australia in swimming at the London 2012 Paralympic Games before switching to wheelchair basketball. He is a member of the Australian Rollers Team that will compete at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics.
Michael, who hails from Sydney, took up swimming as a form of therapy after having his left leg amputated at age 10. He dominated at junior events and went on to make his international swimming debut in 2009. The following year he made the 100m backstroke at the IPC Swimming World Championships. Selected on to the Australian Team for the London 2012 Paralympics, Michael competed in multiple events and helped Australia to gold in the 4x100m freestyle (34 points) and bronze 4x 100m medley (34 points).
Following the London Paralympics, Michael switched his focus to wheelchair basketball, another sport he had participated in growing up. He represented Australia at the 2013 IWBF Under 23 World Championships where the team won bronze.
In 2015, Michael relocated to the USA to play wheelchair basketball for the University of Alabama (UA). During his four years at UA he won two College National Championships. In the Australian Wheelchair Basketball League Michael played with the Wollongong Rollerhawks before joining the Perth Wheelcats. Currently he play professionally in Germany.
The NSWIS scholarship holder was a member of the Rollers team that claimed bronze at the 2018 Wheelchair Basketball World Championship.