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PERRIS Chad
Sport Para athletics
NPC Australia   
GenderMen
Age26
Place of BirthPerth, AUS
Height1.81 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T13, F13
Further Personal Information
Residence
Canberra, ACT, AUS
Languages
English
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began competing in athletics in October 2012.
Why this sport?
He was looking for something to do during the Australian rules football off-season. "I had a crack at sprinting and never looked back."
Name of coach
Iryna Dvoskina [national], UKR
Senior International Debut
Year
2013
Competing for
Australia
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Lyon, FRA
General Interest
Nicknames
Chaddy, White Tiger [given to him by his former teamates at the Tigers football club in Perth, WA, Australia]. (nbablues.com, 11 Jun 2013; paralympic.org.au, 20 Oct 2015)
Memorable sporting achievement
Placing fifth in the T13 100m at the 2013 World Championships in Lyon, France. (paralympic.org, 2016)
Most influential person in career
His father. (nbablues.com, 13 Apr 2013)
Hero / Idol
Australian Para sprinter Evan O'Hanlon. (paralympic.org, 2016)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
He eats baked beans before competitions. (nbablues.com, 13 Apr 2013)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Eat mean, train mean." (wcal.com.au, 04 Jul 2013)
Awards and honours
He was named the 2013 Best Performing Athlete by North Beach Athletics Club in Perth, WA, Australia. (nbablues.com, 11 Jun 2013, 13 Apr 2013)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (paralympic.org, 13 Jun 2017)
Impairment
He was born with albinism and has a visual impairment. (paralympic.org, 13 Jun 2017)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
3 2016 100m T13 10.83
World Championships (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
Semifinal 2013 200m T13 22.97
5 2013 100m T13 11.17
3 2015 100m T13 10.96
2 2015 200m T13 21.82
3 2017 100m T13 10.96
4 2017 200m T13 22.08