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Dustin Riley Walsh

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T11
Guide
Dylan Williamson

Further personal information

Residence
New Westminster, BC, CAN
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
His father Larry encouraged him to participate in skiing, swimming, tandem cycling and running as a child. His father was his running guide until age 15, when he linked up with coach Don Steen.
Why this sport?
The sport enables him to challenge himself on a daily basis.
Club / Team
Langley Mustangs: Canada
Name of coach
Peter Eriksson [national], SWE; Laurier Primeau [personal]
Training Regime
He trains at the ALTIS training site in Vancouver, BC, Canada.

General interest

Nicknames
Dusty (paralympic.ca, 10 Sep 2012)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift." (Twitter profile, 27 Jan 2016)
Awards and honours
In January 2013 he received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in recognition of his performance at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (newswire.ca, 24 Jan 2013)

He won the British Columbia Blind Sports and Recreation Program Premier's Athletic Award in 2006. (bcblindsports.bc.ca, 23 Jun 2010)
Impairment
At age two he was diagnosed with glaucoma, and his vision progressively diminished over the next few years until he became completely blind at age 12. (paralympic.ca, 15 Aug 2015 )

Results

Unit Date Rank
Athens 2004 Paralympic Games (Athens, Greece)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 400 m T11 Heat 3 2
Men's 400 m T11 Final B 1
Men's 400 m T11 Heat 1 3
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 400 m T11 Heat 1 3
IPC Athletics World Championships Assen 2006 (Assen, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 400 m T11 Final A 4
Men's 400 m T11 Heat 3 1
Men's 400 m T11 Heat 5 1
Men's 200 m T11 Heat 1 3
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 4x100 m T11-13 Heat 1 2011-01-24 3
Men's 400 m T11 Heat 1 2011-01-26 3
Men's 4x100 m T11-13 Final 2011-01-27 4
Men's 400 m T11 Final 2011-01-27 4
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 4x100 m T11-13 Heat 3 2012-09-05 3
Men's 400 m T11 Heat 2 2012-09-06 9999
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 200 m T11 Heat 2 2013-07-20 12
Men's 400 m T11 Semifinal 2 2013-07-26 9999
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 400 m T11 Heat 3 2015-10-25 9