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Doni Yulianto

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Classification
T54

Further personal information

Residence
Solo, INA
Occupation
Public Servant

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up wheelchair racing when he was at high school, and started competing in provincial level events in 2009.
Why this sport?
He was inspired to pursue the sport seriously after watching a group of Para athletes practising in a sports centre in Solo, Indonesia. "I happened to be there and I liked to see them practising. Eventually the coach offered me to join them."

General interest

Impairment
His impairment is a result of the effects of polio, which he contracted at age five. (jakarta.tribunnews.com, 26 Jan 2020)
Other information
OCCUPATION
He works as a civil servant at the Ministry of Youth and Sports in Indonesia. (kemenpora.go.id, 08 Jan 2020)

EARLY DAYS
He raced on a wheelchair built by a local welder at the 2011 ASEAN Para Games in Indonesia, where he won a silver medal in the 400m event and bronze in the 100m. "We built our own wheelchairs at that time. Other countries such as Thailand had used those made in the United States that take aerodynamics into account. For us the important things were that it had balance, and was able to turn right and left. Competing at the 2011 ASEAN Para Games made me realise that this sport is my future. Previously, I was uncertain about my path." (republika.co.id, 19 Sep 2017)