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CAMPBELL-STAINES Alberto
Sport Para athletics
NPC Australia   
GenderMen
Age25
Height1.64 m
Weight 65 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Intellectual impairment
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T20, F20
Further Personal Information
Occupation
Teacher's Aide
Languages
English
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began running in 2003 at primary school in Australia. He took up the sport professionally in 2010.
Why this sport?
"I just feel more free when I run."
Club / Team
QEII Track Club: Brisbane, QLD, AUS
Name of coach
Annette Rice, AUS
Training Regime
He trains six days a week.
Senior International Debut
Year
2015
Competing for
Australia
General Interest
Nicknames
Bertie (warcry.org.au, 28 May 2016)
Memorable sporting achievement
Qualifying for the 2015 World Championships. (Athlete, 24 Oct 2015)
Most influential person in career
His parents and coach Annette Rice. (Athlete, 24 Oct 2015; abc.net.au, 23 Jun 2015)
Hero / Idol
Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt. (Athlete, 24 Oct 2015)
Impairment
He sustained a brain injury as a child in Jamaica because of malnourishment. (abc.net.au, 23 Jun 2015)
Other information
FROM JAMAICA TO AUSTRALIA
He was an orphan in Kingston, Jamaica, from age three months. He was adopted by Paul and Julie-Anne Staines, an Australian couple who were teaching at his school for children with an impairment in Jamaica. He moved with his new family to Australia and received Australian citizenship five years later. (abc.net.au, 23 Jun 2015)

Competition Highlights (historical)
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
8 2015 400m T20  DNS