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Chris Rattenbury



Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries

Further personal information

Aylesbury, ENG

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began the sport at age 18.
Why this sport?
He believed that he would not achieve any great success in his original 100m wheelchair sprinting event, so he switched to powerlifting. "Anyone can push a wheelchair for 100m. But I think there's also an element of being in control with power lifting which adds to the excitement. Just think you've got 160 kilos in your arms and if you weren't focused and in control you could drop it and it could land on your chest. It's a great spectator sport - a showman's sport."

General interest

Wheelchair basketball. (, 17 Feb 2016)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, India. (, 22 Nov 2013)
Other sports
He has competed in wheelchair racing. (, 17 Aug 2010)
He has spina bifida. (, 17 Feb 2016)
Other information
He serves as an ambassador for WheelPower, a national wheelchair sports organisation based in Stoke Mandeville, England. He also volunteered at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (, 17 Feb 2016;, 22 Nov 2013)


Unit Date Rank
2014 IPC Powerlifting World Championships (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Up to 97.00 kg MD Final 2014-04-10 13