David Short (cyclist)

David Arthur Short, OAM[1] is an Australian Paralympic tandem cycling pilot, who piloted Kieran Modra in sprint events, most notably at the 2004 Athens Games.[2] He won a gold medal at the games in the Men's Sprint Tandem B1-3 event,[3] for which he received a Medal of the Order of Australia.[1] In the second of the three races in the individual sprint semi-final, Short and Modra fell off their bike after its front tyre rolled off the wheel. Despite having skin torn off their arms, legs and shoulders in the fall, they won the third semi-final race and rode in the final 45 minutes later, where they won the gold medal.[4]

David Short
Personal information
Full nameDavid Arthur Short
Nationality Australia
Medal record
Paralympic Games
Gold medal – first place 2004 Athens Men's Sprint Tandem B1-3


  1. ^ a b "Short, David Arthur". It's an Honour. Retrieved 19 January 2012.
  2. ^ "Modra battles his way to cycling gold". The Sydney Morning Herald. 20 September 2004. Retrieved 19 January 2012.
  3. ^ "Athlete Search Results". International Paralympic Committee. Retrieved 4 October 2011.
  4. ^ "12th Paralympic Games: Day 4". CyclingNews.com. 21 September 2004. Retrieved 19 January 2012.