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Anton Besseling

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T46, F45

Further personal information

Residence
New Plymouth, NZL
Occupation
Student
Languages
English
Higher education
Mathematics, Physical Education - Massey University: Palmerston North, NZL

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began athletics at age 13, having transitioned from cross-country running into athletics.
Why this sport?
He loved running, especially the 400m and 1500m events.
Club / Team
Egmont Athletics Club [NZL] / New Plymouth Boys [NZL]:
Name of coach
Karen Gillum-Green [Egmont]; Raylene Bates [national]
Training Regime
He trains 10 times a week, and does a range of sports including running, cycling, swimming and a weekly game of frisbee as part of his regime.

General interest

Hobbies
Sports in general. (parafedtaranaki.co.nz, 25 Oct 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Don't let it hold you back, anything is possible if you put your mind to it." (parafedtaranaki.co.nz, 25 Oct 2018)
Awards and honours
He won the Best Male award for athletics and the Sir Murray Halberg Cup for Most Outstanding Athlete at the 2018 Halberg Games in Auckland, New Zealand. (Taranaki Daily News, 10 Oct 2018; parafedtaranaki.co.nz, 25 Oct 2018)
Impairment
He was born with Holt-Oram syndrome, a condition that affects bones in the arms and hands. (parafedtaranaki.co.nz, 25 Oct 2018)