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David Gerber

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T13, F13

Further personal information

Occupation
Accountant, Athlete
Languages
French

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2008 at school.
Why this sport?
Sport was a way for him to overcome his impairment. "I was skilled at it at school, so I wanted to continue practising it."

International debut

Year
2018
Competing for
France
Tournament
European Championships
Location
Berlin, GER

General interest

Hobbies
Video games, movies, music. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in long jump and bronze in the 100m at the 2015 European Para Youth Games in Varazdin, Croatia. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2018)
Hero / Idol
French Para athlete Marie-Amelie Le Fur, US long jumpers Mike Powell and Jesse Owens, Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2018)
Injuries
During the 2016 season he sustained a hamstring injury. He returned to training in November 2016. (Facebook page, 18 Nov 2016)

He missed almost nine months in 2014 due to injuries. (athletisme-handisport.org, 25 Nov 2015)
Impairment
He has congenital achromatopsia, which causes colour blindness. (ladepeche.fr, 27 Jun 2015)