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Craig Boardman

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T34

Further personal information

Residence
Andover, ENG
Languages
English

Sport specific information

Club / Team
Harlow AC: England
Name of coach
Richard Chiassaro

General interest

Hobbies
Riding his scooter at a skate park. (slammscooters.blogspot.co.uk, 28 Jun 2016)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (portsmouth.co.uk, 22 Jun 2016)
Impairment
In June 2006 he was hit by a truck while crossing a road. He shattered a vertebra in his spinal cord in the incident, resulting in muscle weakness in his legs. He also sustained a crushed pancreas, crushed kidneys, a ruptured spleen, broken ribs and a damaged liver. He was put on a life support machine, underwent five operations and had 12 titanium bolts inserted into his spinal cord. He began walking again with the use of frame two months after the accident. (standard.co.uk, 17 Dec 2006)