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Casper Schutte

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
F42

Further personal information

Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Afrikaans, English
Higher education
North West University: Potchefstroom, RSA

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up athletics at school.
Why this sport?
He has always been active and loves sport.
Name of coach
Suzanne Ferreira, RSA

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze at the 2011 World Championships in Christchurch, New Zealand. (sascoc.co.za, 06 Sep 2012)
Hero / Idol
His father. (Athlete, 26 Jan 2011)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"There's always someone worse off than you." (sascoc.co.za, 06 Sep 2012)
Awards and honours
He received the Potchefstroon Mayor's Award in 2009. (Athlete, 26 Jan 2011)
Impairment
His right leg was amputated after he was involved in a motorcycle accident in February 2008. (isabilitysports.co.za, 14 Jun 2011)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Javelin F42 Final 2011-01-23 3
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Javelin F42 Final Round 2012-09-07 4
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Discus Throw F42 Final 1 2013-07-23 10
Men's Javelin F42 Final 1 2013-07-25 6