Participants

Zachary SHAW

Zachary SHAW
    Athletics
Birth Date:  24 Sep 1995
Place of Birth:  GRIMSBY
Country of birth:  GBR
Age:  22
Gender:   Men
Sport Class
T12

Events and Medals


Sport Event Rank
ATH Athletics Men's T12 100m  

Zachary SHAW - Schedule


Schedule
Time Event Status
Thu, 12 Apr 11:50
Men's T12 100m Round 1 - Heat 1
Finished

Biographical Information


Highlights
World Championships
YearLocationEventRankResult
2017 London, GBR Men's 100m T12 4s1 11.35
2017 London, GBR Men's 200m T12 2s1 22.93

Nickname: Zac (zacshaw.co.uk, May 2017)
Occupation: Model (zacshaw.co.uk, May 2017)
Languages spoken: English
Coach

PERSONAL: Joseph McDONNELL (thepowerof10.info, May 2017)


Reason: Started training in late teens at Cleethorpes Athletic Club in England. Encouraged by secondary school teacher to try Playground to Podium program run by UK Athletics. "I moved home and realised I needed an outlet for my competitive nature. The only thing around was my local running club, Liverpool Harriers. I started running and got scouted by the Paralympic British squad for my first year of performances." (www.bio-synergy.uk/blog/bio-synergy-athletes/dan-powell-my-story/, May 2017)
Hero: Usain BOLT (JAM) (grimsbytelegraph.co.uk, 26 Aug 2015)
Influence: Mother (paralympic.org, May 2017)
Additional information

IMPAIRMENT
Noticed his vision deteriorating when he was about 10 but was not diagnosed with rare condition Stargardt's disease until age 13. Peripheral vision not affected but he has less than 10 per cent central vision. (zacshaw.co.uk, May 2017)


IMPAIRMENT DETAILS
T12 - visual impairment severe enough to impact on sport. (paralympic.org, Jan 2018)


MISSING RIO
"Perhaps the most painful part is seeing your best friends ecstatic they've made the team, and you can't share the moments with them. Instead you must sit and watch it all unfold behind a TV screen." (zacshaw.co.uk, May 2017)


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Legend

Gold: Gold
Silver: Silver
Bronze: Bronze
Gold Medal Event: Gold Medal Event
Bronze Medal Event: Bronze Medal Event

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