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Austin Pruitt

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T34

Further personal information

Residence
Chula Vista, CA, USA
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para athletics in 2007 at St Luke's Rehabilitation Centre in Spokane, WA, United States of America.
Why this sport?
He was encouraged to take up the sport by teammate Amberlynn Weber.
Name of coach
Joaquim Cruz, BRA

International debut

Year
2011
Competing for
United States
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Christchurch, NZL

General interest

Hobbies
Video editing, photography. (teamusa.org, 01 Oct 2016)
Memorable sporting achievement
Setting a world record in the 5000m. (Athlete, 25 Oct 2015)
Most influential person in career
His parents. (Athlete, 25 Oct 2015)
Hero / Idol
US distance runner Steve Prefontaine. (Athlete, 25 Oct 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Why not go fast in the first race." (Athlete, 25 Oct 2015)
Awards and honours
He has been named US Paralympic Boys Track Athlete of the Year. (usatf.org, 14 Oct 2010)
Impairment
He was born with cerebral palsy. (Athlete, 25 Oct 2015)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 200 m T34 Heat 1 2011-01-22 1
Men's 200 m T34 Final 2011-01-23 3
Men's 100 m T34 Heat 2 2011-01-24 3
Men's 100 m T34 Final 2011-01-25 4
Men's 400 m T34 Final 2011-01-27 9999
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 200 m T34 Final Round 2012-09-04 5
Men's 200 m T34 Heat 1 2012-09-04 3
Men's 100 m T34 Heat 2 2012-09-08 6
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 200 m T34 Semifinal 1 2013-07-21 9999
Men's 100 m T34 Semifinal 2 2013-07-23 11
Men's 800 m T34 Final 1 2013-07-25 5
Men's 400 m T34 Semifinal 1 2013-07-26 6
Men's 400 m T34 Final 1 2013-07-27 4
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 400 m T34 Heat 2 2015-10-23 7
Men's 400 m T34 Final 1 2015-10-24 7
Men's 800 m T34 Heat 2 2015-10-25 7
Men's 800 m T34 Final 1 2015-10-26 7
Men's 100 m T34 Heat 1 2015-10-27 11
Men's 200 m T34 Heat 1 2015-10-30 8
Men's 200 m T34 Final 1 2015-10-31 8
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T34 Heat 1 2016-09-11 5
Men's 800 m T34 Heat 2 2016-09-13 2
Men's 800 m T34 Final Round 2016-09-14 6
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T34 Final 1 2017-07-15 7
Men's 100 m T34 Heat 1 2017-07-15 8
Men's 400 m T34 Final 1 2017-07-17 4
Men's 800 m T34 Final 1 2017-07-20 9999
Men's 200 m T34 Final 1 2017-07-21 8