Participants

Richard CHIASSARO

Richard CHIASSARO
    Athletics
Birth Date:  11 Nov 1981
Place of Birth:  HARLOW
Country of birth:  GBR
Age:  36
Gender:   Men
Sport Class
T54

Events and Medals


Sport Event Rank
ATH Athletics Men's T54 1500m 8

Richard CHIASSARO - Records

Record Event Mark Date Location
GR Men's T54 1500m Rnd 1 - Ht 2 3:05.76 9 April, 2018 Gold Coast (AUS)

Richard CHIASSARO - Schedule


Schedule
Time Event Status
Mon, 9 Apr 12:12
Men's T54 1500m Round 1 - Heat 2
Finished
Tue, 10 Apr 20:27
Gold Medal Event Men's T54 1500m Final
Finished

Legend

GR: Commonwealth Games Record

Biographical Information


Highlights
Paralympic Games
YearLocationEventRankResult
2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA Men's 400m T54 4 47.17
2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA Men's 800m T54 5r1h3 1:39.33
2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA Men's 4 x 400m Relay T53/54 2h2 3:14.43

World Championships
YearLocationEventRankResult
2017 London, GBR Men's 1500m T54 8 3:06.24
2017 London, GBR Men's 200m T54 4 25.12
2017 London, GBR Men's 400m T54 3 46.56
2015 Doha, QAT Men's 200m T54 7r1h2 27.26
2015 Doha, QAT Men's 400m T54 7r1h1 51.41

Other sports

Played wheelchair basketball for Essex Outlaws in England. (Twitter, 10 Feb 2016)


Additional information

IMPAIRMENT DETAILS
Born with spina bifida. (harlowstar.co.uk, 25 Sep 2015)


RACE CHAIR VANDALISM
In December 2015, his AU$14,000 racing chair was vandalised in England, with steering and carbon wheels damaged. "My chair was perfectly fitted, adjusted and moulded to suit my body shape and for optimal performance." (hertsandessexobserver.co.uk, 07 Dec 2015)


COACHING
Volunteers at Harlow Athletics Club, coaching wheelchair racing squad twice a week. Conducts training sessions for local schools. (activeessex.org, 31 Jan 2017; romfordrecorder.co.uk, 03 May 2017)


DISAPPOINTMENT
Twice achieved qualification time for London 2012 Paralympic Games but omitted from final squad after being told he was "not medal potential". His times would have given him a top-five position in three of the previous four Paralympic Games. Appeal rejected by British Paralympic Association (BPA). (harlowstar.co.uk, 19 Jul 2012)


Social Media

Legend

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

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