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David Gale

Athletics
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
F51

Sport specific information

Why this sport?
He became involved in athletics as part of his rehabilitation following his road accident.
Name of coach
Paula Dunn [national], GBR; Barbara Hoole [personal]

General interest

Awards and honours
He was named the 2006 Sportsperson with an Impairment of the Year by BBC North West in England. (nwda.co.uk, 7 Dec 2006)
Famous relatives
His uncle played football for Great Britain at the 1956 Olympic Games in Melbourne. (paralympics.org.uk, 20 Jan 2010)
Impairment
He worked as a cabinetmaker before breaking his neck in a road accident. (paralympics.org.uk, 20 Jan 2010)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics World Championships Villeneuve d'Ascq 2002 (Villeneuve d'Ascq, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Discus Throw F32/51 Final Round 5
IPC Athletics World Championships Assen 2006 (Assen, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Discus Throw F51 Final Round 1
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Discus Throw F32/51 Final Round 11