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Antoine Craig

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T11, F11

Further personal information

Residence
United States
Languages
English
Higher education
Media Studies, Psychology - Virginia Commonwealth University: Richmond, VA, USA

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He started running after he began to adjust to losing his sight in 2010.
Why this sport?
"When I first started losing my vision, I couldn't run or I couldn't be athletic - or I thought I couldn't. But once I got a little bit more adjusted to working with my cane and everything like that, I went to the gym one time and we ran around the indoor track and I was like, 'I think I can run.' I just kept running, because it was something I thought I couldn't do. And now I want to do it a lot, because I didn't think I could do it."

General interest

Other sports
He is a member of the US Rowing Association and won second place at the 2017 Mid-Atlantic Erg Sprints. (learningally.org, 01 Apr 2017)
Impairment
He was born with retinitis pigmentosa, a degenerative visual impairment. He started losing his sight in 2010 and retains around 4% vision. (richmond.com, 16 Nov 2014)
Other information
FURTHER EDUCATION
After completing his degree in psychology at Virginia Commonwealth University, he is planning to study a master's degree in rehabilitation counselling at University of the District of Columbia. (learningally.org, 01 Apr 2017)