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Daniel Berry

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Classification
T36, F36

Further personal information

Residence
Sydney, NSW, AUS
Occupation
Student

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began competing in 2008.
Why this sport?
Two years after he was diagnosed with cancer he attended a paralympic talent search day. It was there he was encouraged to try football and athletics.
Name of coach
Matt Rawlins, Robbie Boulton [national]
Training Regime
He does altitude training in the Snowy Mountains to improve his fitness.

International debut

Year
2011
Competing for
Australia

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
In athletics, winning a gold in the long jump at open nationals. In football, scoring his first international goal. (paralympic.org.au, 19 Jan 2012)
Hero / Idol
His parents. (paralympic.org.au, 19 Jan 2012)
Awards and honours
He won the 2010 Hills Shire Challenge and Change Award. (hills-shire-times.whereilive.com.au, 02 Oct 2010)
Other sports
He plays in the Australian National CP Football Squad. (paralympic.org.au, 19 Jan 2012)
Impairment
He recovered from a brain tumour in 2008 after two brain operations and radiotherapy. (hillsnews.com.au, 19 Oct 2010, hills-shire-times.whereilive.com.au, 02 Oct 2010)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 1500 m T36 Final 2011-01-23 7
Men's 800 m T36 Heat 1 2011-01-27 5