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SHAW Zachary
Sport Para athletics
NPC Great Britain   
GenderMen
Age23
Place of BirthGrimsby, ENG
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T12, F12
Further Personal Information
Residence
Loughborough, ENG
Occupation
Athlete, Model
Languages
English
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began athletics training in the late part of 2013 at Cleethorpes Athletic Club in England.
Why this sport?
"During secondary school I got notified about a Playground to Podium scheme run by British Athletics and my teacher recommended that I tried it."
Club / Team
Cleethorpes Athletic Club [ENG] / Loughborough Students [ENG]:
Name of coach
Joseph McDonnell [personal]
Senior International Debut
Year
2015
Competing for
Great Britain
General Interest
Nicknames
Zac (Twitter profile, 29 Jun 2018)
Most influential person in career
His mother. (sportsaid.org.uk, 2015)
Hero / Idol
Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo, Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt. (sportsaid.org.uk, 2015; grimsbytelegraph.co.uk, 26 Aug 2015)
Awards and honours
In 2016 he was awarded a sports scholarship to Loughborough University in England. (zacshaw.co.uk, 05 Nov 2016)
Impairment
At age 13 he was diagnosed with Stargardt disease. His peripheral vision isn't affected, but he has less than 10% central vision. (britishathletics.org.uk, 19 Oct 2015; rnib.org.uk, 17 Feb 2017)

Competition Highlights (historical)
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
6 2015 100m T13 11.33
6 2015 200m T13 22.88
7 2017 100m T12 11.35
7 2017 200m T12 22.93
Commonwealth Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
Heats 2018 100m T12 11.58
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
7 2016 100m T13 11.38
5 2016 200m T13 22.89
6 2018 100m T12 11.89
5 2018 200m T12 24.30
1 2018 Universal Relay 48.73