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Andrin Deschwanden

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T34

Further personal information

Residence
Horw, SUI
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
German

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He first tried Para athletics while rehabilitating at the Swiss Paraplegic Centre in Nottwil.
Why this sport?
He was inspired to try the sport after becoming friends with a patient called Roberto at the Swiss Rehabilitation Centre in Nottwil.
Club / Team
RC Zentralschweiz: Malters, SUI
Name of coach
Paul Odermatt [national], SUI
Training Regime
He has three or four training sessions each week.

General interest

Hobbies
Sport, spending time with friends. (paraplegie.ch, 03 Sep 2016)
Impairment
He has incomplete tetraplegia as the result of an accident at a summer camp in 2014. He was carrying a tree branch, with the intention of using it to build a tent, when he slipped. The branch pierced his throat and injured his spinal cord canal. "In addition, his throat was stretched and that led to swelling. The nerves were squeezed and squeezed but fortunately they were only partially severed," his mother Judith said. (paraplegie.ch, 03 Sep 2016)