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Benjamin Erban

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Impaired range of motion
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T37

Further personal information

Residence
Bratislava, SVK
Languages
English, German, Latin, Slovak, Spanish
Higher education
American Studies, English, Language Studies - German - Comenius University: Bratislava, SVK

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para athletics at age 18 in 2008 in Bratislava, Slovakia.
Why this sport?
"To improve my health"
Name of coach
Vladimir Bezdicek [national], SVK
Training Regime
He trains and competes with able-bodied athletes. "They push me forward. I feel better and get better results when I train with them."

International debut

Year
2013
Competing for
Slovakia
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Lyon, FRA

General interest

Hobbies
Hiking, literature, culture, arts. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze in the T36 100m at the 2016 European Championships in Grosseto, Italy. (SportsDeskOnline, 18 Dec 2019; Athlete, 20 Aug 2018)
Most influential person in career
His parents. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2018)
Hero / Idol
US ultra marathon runner David Goggins. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"I only see my goals, I don't believe in failure." (Facebook profile, 17 Feb 2019)
Awards and honours
He was Slovakia's flag bearer at the opening ceremony of the 2018 European Championships in Berlin, Germany. (IPC, 20 Aug 2018)
Impairment
He has hemiplegia that affects his left side. His impairment is a result of a car accident he had at age nine. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2018)
Other information
TRANSLATOR
He has worked as a part-time translator, and has also provided English-Slovak translations for the Slovak Paralympic Committee. (ysopinternational.org, 2018)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T36 Semifinal 2 2013-07-21 13
Men's 200 m T36 Semifinal 2 2013-07-23 11
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 200 m T36 Heat 1 2017-07-16 11
Men's Long Jump T36 Final 1 2017-07-18 8