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David Devine

Athletics
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T12, F12

Further personal information

Languages
English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up athletics in 2007 at age 15 while at school.
Why this sport?
His teacher encouraged him to participate in a competition.
Club / Team
Liverpool Harriers: England
Name of coach
Anthony Clarke [club], from 2016; Paula Dunn [national], GBR

International debut

Year
2009
Competing for
Great Britain
Tournament
European Championships
Location
Rhodes, GRE

General interest

Hobbies
Supporting English football club Liverpool FC. (thepowerof10.info, 2018)
Most influential person in career
His father. (Athlete, 07 Dec 2010)
Hero / Idol
British middle distance runner Seb Coe. (Athlete, 07 Dec 2010)
Injuries
A series of injuries meant that he only competed once between October 2012 and March 2016. In January 2013 he suffered a tendon injury while at a training camp in Kenya. He had to wear a protective boot throughout April and May. He underwent surgery in July and returned to training in October 2013. "It took quite a while to figure out what was wrong. I went out to Kenya for warm weather training three days after I did the injury and because I couldn't get it scanned, I continued to try and run on it. I'd then have to rest it for two or three days to let the swelling go down. I was out there for six weeks with no major treatment and then when I got back I'd completely broken down." (bbc.co.uk, 06 May 2013, athleticsweekly.com, 21 Nov 2013; britishathletics.org.uk, 17 May 2016)

In July 2012 he suffered from food poisoning which hampered his preparations for the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (paralympics.channel4.com, 12 Sep 2012)
Awards and honours
In 2014 he received a Liverpool Collective Honours Phoenix Award in England. (LinkedIn profile, 2014)

In 2003 he received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the city of Liverpool. (LinkedIn profile, 2014)
Famous relatives
His father was a professional boxer. (Athlete, 07 Dec 2010)
Impairment
He has no vision in his left eye and has 20% vision in his right eye. (bbc.co.uk, 06 May 2013)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 800 m T12 Heat 2 2011-01-28 2
Men's 800 m T12 Final 2011-01-29 3
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 1500 m T13 Heat 1 2012-09-02 5
Men's 800 m T12 Heat 1 2012-09-03 1
Men's 1500 m T13 Final Round 2012-09-04 3
Men's 800 m T12 Final Round 2012-09-05 3