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DOLFO Braedon Samuel
Sport Para athletics
NPC Canada   
GenderMen
Age25
Place of BirthKingstown, VIN
Height1.80 m
Weight 81 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T13, F13
Further Personal Information
Residence
Langley, BC, CAN
Occupation
Coach, Personal Trainer
Languages
English
Higher education
Trinity Western University: Canada
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up athletics in 2005.
Why this sport?
"My eyesight did not allow me to play basketball or football. I was always fast so my parents put me in athletics where I could compete at a high level against able-bodied athletes."
Club / Team
Langley Mustangs: Canada
Name of coach
Peter Eriksson [national], SWE
Senior International Debut
Year
2010
Competing for
Canada
Location
Philadelphia, PA, USA
General Interest
Nicknames
B (Athlete, 02 Dec 2010)
Most influential person in career
His parents and his training group at the Langley Mustangs athletics club in Canada. (Athlete, 02 Dec 2010)
Hero / Idol
Danny Barrett, former head coach of Canadian Football League team the Saskatchewan Roughriders. (Athlete, 02 Dec 2010)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Adversity causes some to break and others to break records." (Athlete, 02 Dec 2010)
Awards and honours
He was named the 2012 and 2014 Para-Athletics Male Athlete of the Year by British Columbia [BC] Athletics. (bcathletics.org, 01 Dec 2012; langleytimes.com, 10 Dec 2014)
Impairment
He began to lose his sight at age five after developing cataracts and uveitis. By age 11 he had glaucoma and was legally blind. (paralympic.ca, 03 Aug 2015)
Other information
COACH
He is a certified Athletics Canada club coach in sprinting. (paralympic.ca, 03 Aug 2015)

FROM ST VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES TO CANADA
He was adopted at age 16 months and moved from St Vincent and the Grenadines to Canada. (canadianathletesnow.ca, 29 Oct 2011)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
7 2012 100m T13 11.27
Round 1 2012 4 x 100m Relay T11-13 44.90
Heats 2012 200m T13 23.25
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
4 2011 4 x 100m Relay T11-13 46.55
3 2011 High Jump F13 1.83
13 2013 Long Jump T13 5.75
Semifinal 2013 200m T13 23.82
8 2013 100m T13 11.43