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Cornel Villiger

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T53

Further personal information

Family
Sons Gian, Nando and Josh
Residence
Boswil, SUI
Occupation
Administrator, Athlete
Languages
German

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para athletics in 2005.
Club / Team
RC Zentralschweiz: Malters, SUI
Name of coach
Gregor Boog [personal], SUI

General interest

Hobbies
Sport, music. (swissparalympic.ch, 01 Jan 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Impaired or able-bodied, you must try to make the best out of your situation. Wheelchair or not, life goes on, and I'm still on the move." (fastwheels.ch, 13 Sep 2015)
Impairment
In July 2004 he was involved in a motorcycle accident that resulted in complete paraplegia. (frifag.ch, 16 Mar 2017)
Other information
OCCUPATION
He works as a business administrator at the cantonal police agency of Aargau, Switzerland. Before his accident he worked for the same organisation as a police officer and police safety instructor. (frifag.ch, 16 Mar 2017)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Marathon T54 Final 1 2013-07-28 14