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DAVIS Charles
Sport Para athletics
NPC United States   
GenderMen
Age25
Height1.72 m
Weight 66 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T12, F12
Further Personal Information
Residence
United States
Languages
English
Higher education
Criminology, Psychology - University of Hartford: West Hartford, CT, USA
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began competing in para-athletics in 2015.
Why this sport?
Before his visual impairment he had competed in able-bodied athletics. "When I'm running it's truly a liberating feeling, where I kind of feel like I did years ago. It's the time of the day where I forget that I'm blind."
Senior International Debut
Year
2015
Competing for
United States
Location
Toronto, ON, CAN
General Interest
Nicknames
Chaz (Facebook profile, 23 Aug 2016)
Hobbies
Music, running, travelling. (teamusa.org, 2016)
Other sports
Prior to his visual impairment he competed in cross-country running for the University of Hartford in West Hartford, CT, United States of America. (thisisinsider.com, 30 Jun 2016)
Impairment
He lost his vision in 2011 as the result of Leber's hereditary optic neuropathy. (thisisinsider.com, 30 Jun 2016)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
10 2016 1500m T13 3:58.28
8 2016 5000m T13 15:15.86