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Arnar Helgi Larusson

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T53, F54

Further personal information

Family
Wife Soley Gardarsdottir, children Jon, Helgi and Iris
Residence
Reykjanesbær, ISL
Occupation
Administrator
Languages
Icelandic

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up wheelchair racing in 2012 in Reykjavik, Iceland.
Why this sport?
He was looking to challenge himself.
Club / Team
Ungmennafelag Njardvikur [UMFN]: Reykjanesbær, ISL
Name of coach
Kari Jonsson [national], ISL

International debut

Year
2013
Competing for
Iceland
Tournament
Grand Prix
Location
Nottwil, SUI

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2014 European Championships in Swansea, Wales, and training at camps in England and Switzerland. (Athlete, 21 Oct 2015)
Most influential person in career
Swiss wheelchair racer Heinz Frei. (Athlete, 21 Oct 2015)
Hero / Idol
Swiss wheelchair racer Heinz Frei. (Athlete, 21 Oct 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"If they can do it, I can." (Athlete, 21 Oct 2015)
Other sports
He competed in drag racing events before his accident. (visir.is, 21 Mar 2013)
Impairment
He was involved in a motorcycle accident in 2002, which resulted in paraplegia. (taugakerfid.is, 14 May 2015)
Other information
OCCUPATION
He serves as chairman of the Endurhaefora Spinal Injury Organisation [SEM] in Reykjavik, Iceland. (sem.is, 03 Dec 2015)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 200 m T53 Semifinal 1 2013-07-23 15
Men's 100 m T53 Semifinal 1 2013-07-25 12
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T53 Heat 1 2015-10-22 16
Men's 200 m T53 Heat 2 2015-10-25 12
Men's 400 m T53 Heat 1 2015-10-27 15