Sam Bramham entered Paralympic competition with a splash when he broke the 100-metre Butterfly world record at the 2004 Athens Paralympics, aged just 16. Since then he has travelled the world, blazing a trail of triumph over adversity and getting into more than a little mischief along the way.
Sam had his right leg amputated at the age of five but has never let his disability get in the way of his dreams, or to quell his larrikin spirit. He caused an international incident at one Paralympics after convincing a pesky American journalist that his leg was chewed off by a kangaroo, and spent a night in the slammer after he and his stupid mates faked a shark attack on a packed NSW beach. He's a hilarious example of how youthful exuberance can go spectacularly wrong when you've only got one leg.
Despite the shenanigans, Sam is an inspiration to all. He is perhaps the only reprobate to be awarded the Order of Australia Medal (OAM) for services to his country and for being a role model for Australian youth. With his competitive spirit still burning, Three-Quarter Man sees Sam on the road to Rio in his quest to win gold in the first ever Paralympic triathlon.
'Hilarious and inspiring. He's only got one leg, but Sam still kicks arse!' Michael Klim
Number Of Pages: 196
Published: 1st August 2014
Publisher: Affirm Press
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.4 x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.32
Edition Number: 1