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Braedon Samuel Dolfo

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T13, F13

Further personal information

Residence
Langley, BC, CAN
Occupation
Coach, Personal Trainer
Languages
English
Higher education
Trinity Western University: Canada

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up athletics in 2005.
Why this sport?
"My eyesight did not allow me to play basketball or football. I was always fast so my parents put me in athletics where I could compete at a high level against able-bodied athletes."
Club / Team
Langley Mustangs: Canada
Name of coach
Peter Eriksson [national], SWE

International debut

Year
2010
Competing for
Canada
Location
Philadelphia, PA, USA

General interest

Nicknames
B (Athlete, 02 Dec 2010)
Most influential person in career
His parents and his training group at the Langley Mustangs athletics club in Canada. (Athlete, 02 Dec 2010)
Hero / Idol
Danny Barrett, former head coach of Canadian Football League team the Saskatchewan Roughriders. (Athlete, 02 Dec 2010)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Adversity causes some to break and others to break records." (Athlete, 02 Dec 2010)
Awards and honours
He was named the 2012 and 2014 Para-Athletics Male Athlete of the Year by British Columbia [BC] Athletics. (bcathletics.org, 01 Dec 2012; langleytimes.com, 10 Dec 2014)
Impairment
He began to lose his sight at age five after developing cataracts and uveitis. By age 11 he had glaucoma and was legally blind. (paralympic.ca, 03 Aug 2015)
Other information
COACH
He is a certified Athletics Canada club coach in sprinting. (paralympic.ca, 03 Aug 2015)

FROM ST VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES TO CANADA
He was adopted at age 16 months and moved from St Vincent and the Grenadines to Canada. (canadianathletesnow.ca, 29 Oct 2011)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 4x100 m T11-13 Heat 1 2011-01-24 3
Men's 4x100 m T11-13 Final 2011-01-27 4
Men's High Jump F12/13 Final 2011-01-28 3
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T13 Heat 1 2012-08-31 4
Men's 100 m T13 Final Round 2012-09-01 7
Men's 4x100 m T11-13 Heat 3 2012-09-05 3
Men's 200 m T13 Heat 1 2012-09-06 4
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 200 m T13 Semifinal 3 2013-07-20 16
Men's Long Jump T13 Final 1 2013-07-21 13
Men's 100 m T13 Semifinal 1 2013-07-24 6
Men's 100 m T13 Final 1 2013-07-25 8