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CLIFFORD Jaryd
Sport Athletics, Para athletics
NPC Australia   
GenderMen
Age19
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Classification
T12, F12
Further Personal Information
Residence
Melbourne, VIC, AUS
Occupation
Student
Languages
English
Sport Specific Information
Club / Team
Diamond Valley Athletic Club: Melbourne, VIC, AUS
Name of coach
Max Balchin [club]
Senior International Debut
Year
2015
Competing for
Australia
Tournament
Grand Prix
Location
Brisbane, QLD, AUS
General Interest
Hobbies
Travel, blogging. (abc.net.au, 04 Sep 2016; athletics.com.au, 2017)
Hero / Idol
Australian wheelchair racer Kurt Fearnley. (athletics.com.au, 2017)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"It's not how much you can't see, it's how much you do with the sight you have and the other senses you have." (insightvision.org.au, 25 Jun 2013)
Ambitions
To become the first Para athlete to compete at an able-bodied athletics world U20 championships in 2018 in Tampere, Finland. (tasathletics.org.au, 2017)
Impairment
He began to lose his eyesight progressively during primary school due to juvenile macular degeneration. He was classified as legally blind at age 12. (insightvision.org.au, 25 Jun 2013; abc.net.au, 04 Sep 2016)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games - Para athletics
Rank Year Event Result
7 2016 1500m T13 3:56.67
7 2016 5000m T13 15:06.64
World Championships - Para athletics
Rank Year Event Result
7 2015 5000m T13 15:55.02
3 2017 1500m T13 3:53.31