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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T12, F12

Further personal information

Residence
United States
Languages
English
Higher education
Criminology, Psychology - University of Hartford: West Hartford, CT, USA

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began competing in para-athletics in 2015.
Why this sport?
Before his visual impairment he had competed in able-bodied athletics. "When I'm running it's truly a liberating feeling, where I kind of feel like I did years ago. It's the time of the day where I forget that I'm blind."

International debut

Year
2015
Competing for
United States
Location
Toronto, ON, CAN

General interest

Nicknames
Chaz (Facebook profile, 23 Aug 2016)
Hobbies
Music, running, travelling. (teamusa.org, 2016)
Other sports
Prior to his visual impairment he competed in cross-country running for the University of Hartford in West Hartford, CT, United States of America. (thisisinsider.com, 30 Jun 2016)
Impairment
He lost his vision in 2011 as the result of Leber's hereditary optic neuropathy. (thisisinsider.com, 30 Jun 2016)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 1500 m T13 Final Round 2016-09-11 10
Men's 5000 m T13 Final Round 2016-09-15 8