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Francis Thuo Karanja

Athletics
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T11

Further personal information

Residence
Nairobi, KEN
Occupation
Athlete

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began the sport in 1999.
Why this sport?
His brother encouraged him to start running.
Name of coach
James Kuria Karanja [brother]
Coach from which country?
Kenya
Coach from what year?
1999

International debut

Year
2004
Competing for
Kenya

General interest

Awards and honours
He won the Special Category of the Kenyan Sports Personality of the Year in 2006. (soyaawards.com, 01 Sep 2010)
Impairment
As a child he lost his sight due to malaria. (kenyadailyeye.jibostudios.com, 15 Aug 2012)
Other information
AMBASSADOR
He is an ambassador for the Light For The World organisation. (light-for-the-world.org, 01 Sep 2012)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 1500 m T11 Heat 2 3
Men's 5000 m T11 Final Round 2
Men's 10000 m T12 Final Round 5
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 4x100 m T11-13 Heat 2 2011-01-24 9999
Men's 5000 m T11 Heat 1 2011-01-26 2
Men's 5000 m T11 Final 2011-01-27 3
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 5000 m T11 Final Round 2012-09-07 4