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Andy Kaar

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Intellectual impairment
Classification
T20

Further personal information

Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began competing in athletics in 1999.
Why this sport?
"My physical education teacher got me into running and took me to a local club."
Club / Team
Coventry Godiva Harriers: England
Name of coach
Paula Dunn [national], GBR

International debut

Year
2003
Competing for
Great Britain
Location
Portugal

General interest

Nicknames
Andy (andykaart20.co.uk, 2016)
Most influential person in career
His friends who are involved in athletics and support him at races. (sportsaid.org.uk, 05 Aug 2015)
Hero / Idol
Moroccan middle distance runner Hicham El Guerrouj, Welsh footballer Ryan Giggs. (uksportsassociation.org, 01 Jan 2012; sportsaid.org.uk, 05 Aug 2015)
Injuries
A broken heel bone suffered during training in July 2012 meant he could not compete at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (solihullnews.net, 03 Aug 2012)
Awards and honours
He was Great Britain's flag bearer at the 2011 INAS Global Games in Italy. (uksportsassociation.org, 01 Jan 2012)

He was named the Sportsman with an Impairment of the Year in 2008 and 2011 by the Solihull Sports Council in England. (uksportsassociation.org, 01 Jan 2012)
Impairment
He has autism. (guardian.co.uk, 24 Jul 2012)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 1500 m T20 Final 1 2013-07-25 9