- Austin will be appearing at his first Paralympic Games at Rio 2016.
- He has been representing Ireland since 2013.
Austin first tried sailing in 1983 at Bere Island where he was introduced to the sport by Glenans Sailing Club. His love for the sport grew from there and he first represented his country in 2013 and became part of the three-man Irish Para-Sailing team who secured a qualification slot for the Games in Rio in Melbourne. Now sailing with Sutton Dinghy Club, the Dubliner works as a GP in the city and is also a keen cyclist.