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Dillon Labrooy

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T54

Further personal information

Residence
Guildford, ENG
Occupation
Athlete, Human Resources
Languages
English
Higher education
Sport Studies - Merrist Wood College: Guildford, ENG

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began the sport at age 17.
Why this sport?
He was inspired to take up the sport after watching British wheelchair racer David Weir compete at the 2012 Paralympic Games.
Club / Team
Weir Archer Academy: Kingston upon Thames, ENG
Name of coach
Jenny Archer [club], from 2013; Paula Dunn [national], GBR
Training Regime
He trains five times a week, including one endurance, two track, and two strength and conditioning sessions.

General interest

Most influential person in career
Coach Jenny Weir. (sportsgazette.co.uk, 13 Jun 2018)
Hero / Idol
British wheelchair racer David Weir. (britishathletics.org.uk, 16 May 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
Playing video games, watching movies, listening to music. (sportsgazette.co.uk, 13 Jun 2018; sportsaid.org.uk, 17 Dec 2017)
Other sports
He has played wheelchair basketball for the Thames Valley Kings and Blackhawks club in Thatcham, England. (gbwba.org.uk, 2013)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (britishathletics.org.uk, 16 May 2018)
Impairment
He has paraplegia. (getsurrey.co.uk, 09 Apr 2018)
Other information
FROM SRI LANKA TO ENGLAND
His parents took him to live in England when he was age four, because they could not find suitable medical facilities for him in Sri Lanka. (sportsgazette.co.uk, 13 Jun 2018)

OCCUPATION
He works in the human resources department at the Royal Surrey County Hospital in Guildford, England. (sportsgazette.co.uk, 13 Jun 2018)