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Adam Fontain

Shooting

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Impaired range of motion
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
SH2

Further personal information

Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began the sport in 2002 at the Basildon Disabled Sports Club in England.
Why this sport?
Initially a swimmer and table tennis player, he was encouraged to try shooting by the chairperson of his sports club Betty Jeffrey.
Name of coach
Pasan Kularatne [national]

International debut

Year
2007
Competing for
Great Britain
Location
Luxembourg

General interest

Nicknames
Bomber (channel4.com, 14 Aug 2012)
Injuries
In July 2014 he underwent surgery on a swollen bursa which was restricting the space between his shoulder blade and rotator cuff. (yellowad.co.uk, 31 Jul 2014)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Do not sit around thinking you can't do anything because at the end of the day, if you put your mind to it you can." (stroke.org.uk, 09 May 2011)
Awards and honours
In 2008 he received a special achievement prize at the Echo Awards, which were staged to honour sporting achievement in Essex, England. (echo-news.co.uk, 21 Feb 2008)

He was presented with the Children and Young People's Courage Award by the Stroke Association in 2006. (stroke.org.uk, 09 May 2011; stroke.org.uk, 09 Jun 2006)
Other sports
He has competed internationally in Para swimming, and in Para table tennis at national championships. (Athlete, 29 Aug 2012)
Impairment
He had two strokes during childhood, the first at age seven. He spent three months in hospital, with doctors believing he would never walk again. "The goals I set out were just to prove the doctors wrong, that I could walk again." (stroke.org.uk, 09 May 2011)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2010 IPC Shooting World Championships (Zagreb, Croatia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed 10m Air Rifle standing SH2 Qualification 2010-07-21 14
Mixed 10m Air Rifle prone SH2 Qualification 2010-07-24 35
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
R4 - Mixed 10 m Air Rifle Standing SH2 Qualification 2012-09-02 20