14008-Bernhard Haarhoff photo

Bernhard Haarhoff



Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
T42, F42

Further personal information

Athlete, Student
Afrikaans, English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began the sport in 2009.
Club / Team
Is Ability Sports Club: South Africa
Name of coach
Suzanne Ferreira [national]
Coach from which country?
South Africa
Training Regime
He trains five times a week.

General interest

Horse riding, exciting sports. (Athlete, 27 Jan 2011)
Memorable sporting achievement
Being chosen to represent South Africa at the 2011 World Championships in Christchurch, New Zealand. (Athlete, 27 Jan 2011)
Hero / Idol
His father. (Athlete, 27 Jan 2011)
Awards and honours
At the Ekurhuleni Sports Awards in April 2012, he was joint winner with Paralympic sprinter Samkelo Radebe of the Sportsman of the Year for People with Disabilities. (, 03 Apr 2012)
To win a medal at the Paralympic Games. (Athlete, 27 Jan 2011)
Other information
Since 2009 he has been an ambassador for Jumping Kids, which is a registered non-profit organisation that facilitates access to advanced prosthetic solutions to children living with lower extremity amputations from formerly disadvantaged backgrounds. (, 10 Sep 2014)


Unit Date Rank
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 200 m T42 Final 2011-01-24 8
Men's 100 m T42 Final 2011-01-26 7