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Eddy Solla

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Classification
T34, F34

Further personal information

Residence
Chilliwack, BC, CAN
Occupation
Athlete, Shop Assistant, Student
Languages
English, French
Higher education
University of the Fraser Valley: Abbotsford, BC, CAN

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He first tried wheelchair racing and basketball as part of his physiotherapy at age 10. After five years of recreational racing, he decided to start training seriously. He took up throwing events at age 20.
Club / Team
BC Wheelchair Racing Series [WCRS]: Canada
Name of coach
Harold Willers [club]
Training Regime
He trains six days a week.

General interest

Nicknames
Ed (teambc.org, 03 Oct 2012)
Most influential person in career
His father. (teambc.org, 03 Oct 2012)
Hero / Idol
Canadian wheelchair racer Chantal Petitclerc. (teambc.org, 03 Oct 2012)
Awards and honours
In 2014 he was a recipient of the BC Council for Exceptional Children [CEC] International Yes I Can Award. (bccec.org, 31 Dec 2014)
Impairment
He lost the use of his legs at age 10. (theprogress.com, 30 Oct 2015)