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STEINSTAD Runar
Sport Para athletics
NPC Norway   
GenderMen
Age51
Place of BirthBÝ, NOR
Height1.87 m
Weight 80 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T63, F63
Further Personal Information
Marital status
Married
Family
Children Lea and Gard
Residence
Sandefjord, NOR
Occupation
Sports Administrator
Languages
German, Norwegian, English
Higher education
Electrical Engineering - Telemark University College: Porsgrunn, NOR
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 1996 at a running clinic in Oslo, Norway.
Club / Team
IL Runar: Sandefjord, NOR
Name of coach
Paul Andre Solberg [national], NOR
Senior International Debut
Year
1997
Competing for
Norway
Location
Chula Vista, CA, USA
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (Athlete, 22 Oct 2015)
Most influential person in career
Danish F42 javelin thrower Jakob Mathiasen. (Athlete, 22 Oct 2015)
Hero / Idol
Norwegian alpine skier Erik Haker. (Athlete, 22 Oct 2015)
Injuries
In 2007 he injured his shoulder which resulted in surgery and took him 10 months to recover. In 2008 another shoulder injury kept him out of action for seven weeks. (Athlete, 29 Dec 2010)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Don't be careful. Take chances. Live life now." (Athlete, 24 Apr 2012)
Impairment
His left leg was amputated above the knee at age 14 because of osteosarcoma [bone cancer]. (Athlete, 22 Oct 2015; aftenposten.no, 29 Aug 2008)
Other information
OCCUPATION
He works as a Para sports manager for the Norwegian Athletics Association. (Facebook profile, 13 Sep 2016)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
Semifinal 2000 100m T42 15.20
7 2000 Javelin Throw F42 41.35
8 2000 Long Jump F42 4.28
6 2004 Javelin Throw F42 44.58 
10 2008 Javelin Throw F42/44 44.55
3 2012 Javelin Throw F42 48.90
11 2016 Javelin Throw F44 50.78
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
7 1998 100m T42 15.96
9 1998 Long Jump F42 4.04
6 2002 Javelin Throw F42 39.71
3 2006 Javelin Throw F42 45.62
2 2011 Javelin Throw F42 44.39
3 2013 Javelin Throw F42 49.81
8 2015 Javelin Throw F44 50.26
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
2 2014 Javelin Throw F42 47.18
3 2016 Javelin Throw F44 50.34