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Beat Boesch

Athletics
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T52

Further personal information

Residence
Nottwil, SUI
Occupation
Athlete, Consultant
Languages
German

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 1998.

International debut

Year
1998
Competing for
Switzerland
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Birmingham, ENG

General interest

Injuries
He had shoulder surgery in August 2016. (beatboesch.ch, 15 Aug 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Use your opportunities." (luzern.panathlon.ch, 10 Feb 2015)
Awards and honours
He was flag bearer for Switzerland at the opening ceremony of the 2018 European Championships in Berlin, Germany. (IPC, 20 Aug 2018)

In 2015 he received the Prix Chapeau from Panathlon-Club Luzern in Switzerland for outstanding achievement in sport. (luzern.panathlon.ch, 10 Feb 2015)

He was presented with a special achievement award for his performances in 2014 by the Swiss Paralympic Committee. (swissparalympic.ch, 24 Oct 2014)

He was Switzerland's flag bearer at the opening ceremony of the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (willisauerbote.ch, 30 Aug 2012)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (beatboesch.ch, 13 Mar 2020)
Impairment
He has tetraplegia as the result of a gymnastics accident in 1996. (beatboesch.ch, 15 Aug 2018)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 400 m T52 Heat 1 5
Men's 100 m T52 Final Round 2
Men's 200 m T52 Final Round 2
Athens 2004 Paralympic Games (Athens, Greece)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 200 m T52 Final Round 3
Men's 400 m T52 Heat 1 3
Men's 400 m T52 Final Round 8
Men's 200 m T52 Heat 2 1
Men's 100 m T52 Final Round 2
IPC Athletics World Championships Assen 2006 (Assen, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T52 Heat 2 1
Men's 100 m T52 Final Round 2
Men's 200 m T52 Heat 1 1
Men's 200 m T52 Final Round 2
Men's 400 m T52 Heat 2 2
Men's 400 m T52 Final Round 7
Men's 800 m T52 Heat 2 5
IPC Athletics World Championships Villeneuve d'Ascq 2002 (Villeneuve d'Ascq, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T52 Heat 2 2
Men's 400 m T52 Final Round 1
Men's 200 m T52 Final Round 2
Men's 200 m T52 Heat 2 1
Men's 100 m T52 Final Round 3
IPC Athletics World Championships Birmingham 1998 (Birmingham, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T52 Final Round 3
Men's 200 m T52 Final Round 4
Men's 400 m T52 Final Round 4
Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games (Sydney, Australia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T52 Heat 2 5
Men's 200 m T52 Heat 1 3
Men's 200 m T52 Final Round 8
Men's 400 m T52 Heat 1 3
Men's 400 m T52 Final Round 8
Men's 800 m T52 Heat 2 7
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 200 m T52 Final 2011-01-23 1
Men's 100 m T52 Final 2011-01-24 2
Men's 5000 m T52 Final 2011-01-25 9999
Men's 400 m T52 Final 2011-01-27 6
Men's 800 m T52 Final 2011-01-28 6
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T52 Heat 2 2012-09-02 2
Men's 100 m T52 Final Round 2012-09-02 4
Men's 400 m T52 Final Round 2012-09-03 6
Men's 400 m T52 Heat 1 2012-09-03 3
Men's 200 m T52 Final Round 2012-09-08 4
Men's 200 m T52 Heat 2 2012-09-08 2
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T52 Final 1 2013-07-23 4
Men's 200 m T52 Semifinal 1 2013-07-24 4
Men's 200 m T52 Final 1 2013-07-25 4
Men's 400 m T52 Semifinal 2 2013-07-26 7
Men's 400 m T52 Final 1 2013-07-27 7
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T52 Final 1 2015-10-27 3
Men's 100 m T52 Heat 2 2015-10-27 4
Men's 400 m T52 Heat 1 2015-10-30 6
Men's 400 m T52 Final 1 2015-10-31 6
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T52 Heat 1 2016-09-09 3
Men's 100 m T52 Final Round 2016-09-10 5
Men's 400 m T52 Heat 1 2016-09-12 6
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 400 m T52 Heat 2 2017-07-18 6
Men's 400 m T52 Final 1 2017-07-18 7
Men's 100 m T52 Heat 1 2017-07-22 5
Men's 100 m T52 Final 1 2017-07-22 4