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Christian Largo



Impairment information

Origin of Impairment

Further personal information

Richmond, VA, USA
Higher education
Communications - Randolph-Macon College: Ashland, VA, USA

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began powerlifting in 2013 through the Samaritans Walk programme of Ashland Athletic Club in Virginia, United States of America.
Why this sport?
Coach Dave Brown from Ashland Athletic Club introduced him to bench press after noticing Largo's strength while he was doing other exercises. They then learned that Para powerlifting was going to be part of the Mid-Atlantic Games, so Largo began training for it. "The day that I competed in the Mid-Atlantic Games was when I knew I loved Para powerlifting and I knew that I wanted to compete and be a part of this sport for a long time."
Club / Team
Ashland Athletic Club: United States
Name of coach
Dave Brown [club, personal]; Caitlin Brown [club, personal]
Training Regime
He trains two or three days a week, with each session lasting for two hours.

General interest

Sports, playing video games. (Athlete, 01 Jun 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"I'd like to be an inspiration to others, but I don't want to be the type of inspiration where it's like, 'Oh he's in a wheelchair, he's so inspiring'. I want to be inspiring because of who I actually am. If you took away the wheelchair, I would be just as inspiring. That's what I want to be to people." (, 26 Dec 2017)
Awards and honours
He was flag bearer for the United States of America at the opening ceremony of the 2018 World Championships in Bogata, Colombia. (, 06 Dec 2018)
Other sports
He has played for the Sportable Spokes wheelchair basketball team in Richmond, VA, United States of America. (, 01 Aug 2016)
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Athlete, 01 Jun 2019)
He was born with spina bifida. (Athlete, 01 Jun 2019;, 13 Jul 2016)