Paralympic Gold medallist, Robert Biancucci, was born in 1958 and first competed in a half marathon 1986, and a full marathon in 1987.
A Kippa Ring resident, he continued his sporting achievements by winning gold in the 200m 400m and 800m at the 1988 Cerebral Palsy National Games in Brisbane
Competing at the 1988 New Zealand Disabled Games Robert again took gold in the 100m, 200m 400m and 800m events setting a world record in the 400m.
Robert was selected for Australia to compete at the 1988 Seoul Paralympics where we won gold in the 800m C8 final with a new Australian and World record. He also won a silver medal in the 400m C8 event and bronze in the 200m.C8.
In the Queensland invitation for the disabled, he dominated the 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m and 4x100m relay by winning gold in all events.
In 1990, the Kippa Ring athlete won gold in the 1500m at the World Championships and Games for the Disabled in Assen, Netherlands. Winning in a world record 4min 32.91 sec, smashing the old mark by 7sec.
In the 1992 Barcelona Paralympics he set a new Australian record in the 800m.
Before retiring from the sport in 1998, Robert recieved numerous sporting awards including the Sir Walter Lindrum Sportsman Of The Year in 1989, Sporting Wheelies Sportsman Of the Year, and an Australian Sports Achievement award in 1995.
Robert Biancucci is listed on the wall of the Redcliffe Wall of Fame:
A collection of portrait and information honouring the achievements of individuals who have influenced and shaped Redcliffe. The collection is in the Jetty Arcade at 139-141 Redcliffe Parade.
For a complete list of people who appear on the wall click on the following blog post: