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Derek Mondt

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T38

Further personal information

Residence
United States
Occupation
Student

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He grew up playing sports, including athletics, but only began exploring the world of adaptive sports in 2015. He began focusing solely on athletics in 2016.
Why this sport?
He comes from an athletic family. His father competed in athletics in the 1970s, and his sisters were also involved in sport.

General interest

Awards and honours
In 2016 he was named to US Paralympics' High School Track and Field All-American list for the 200m and 800m events. (briggsdaleschool.org, 15 Dec 2016)
Famous relatives
His father is head American football coach [and district superintendent] at Briggsdale High School in Colorado, United States of America. (greeleytribune.com, 16 Sep 2016)
Impairment
He was born 15 weeks early, and suffered a brain haemorrhage that resulted in cerebral palsy. The condition mostly affects his left side. (greeleytribune.com, 01 Sep 2016)