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Franz Gatscher

Athletics
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
B3

Further personal information

Family
Two children
Languages
German, Italian

General interest

Nicknames
Frank the Bank (paralympic.org, 01 Mar 2002)
Other sports
He won a bronze medal in judo [+95kg] at the 1992 Paralympic Games in Barcelona. He also competed in athletics [discus and pentathlon] at the Games in 1984 and 1988. (paralympic.org, 2016)
Impairment
At age seven he was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa. (paralympic.org, 01 Mar 2002)
Other information
PARALYMPIC VETERAN
He competed at five Paralympic Winter Games between 1984-2006. (paralympic.org, 2016)

OTHER ACTIVITIES
He has served as president of the Alto Adige Sports Group for the Visually Impaired in Italy. (altoadige.gelocal.it, 26 Jan 2013)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Stoke Mandeville & New York 1984 Paralympic Games (Stoke Mandeville (GBR), New York (USA), Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Discus Throw B3 Final Round 9999
Men's Pentathlon B3 Final Round 5
Nagano 1998 Paralympic Winter Games (Nagano, Japan)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 5 km Classical Technique B3 Final Round 6
Men's 15 km Free Technique B3 Final Round 10
Men's 20 km Classical Technique B1-3 Final Round 21
Salt Lake City 2002 Paralympic Winter Games (Salt Lake City, United States of America)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 5 km Classical Technique B2 Final Round 9
Men's 7.5 km Blind Final Round 23
Torino 2006 Paralympic Winter Games (Torino, Italy)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 5 km Visually impaired Final Round 14
Men's 10 km Visually impaired Final Round 13
Men's 20 km Visually impaired Final Round 13
Men's 1x3.75/2x5 km Relay Open Final Round 8
Men's 7.5 km Blind Final Round 13
Men's 12.5 km Blind Final Round 13
Barcelona 1992 Paralympic Games (Barcelona, Spain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's +95 kg Group A 1
Men's +95 kg Group A 3
Men's +95 kg Semifinal 202
Lillehammer 1994 Paralympic Winter Games (Lillehammer, Norway)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 4x5 km Relay Standing/blind Final Round 6
Men's 20 km Classical Technique B3 Final Round 9
Men's 7.5 km B3 Final Round 8
Men's 5 km Classical Technique B3 Final Round 9999
Men's 10 km Free Technique B3 Final Round 10
Seoul 1988 Paralympic Games (Seoul, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Discus Throw B3 Final Round 5
Innsbruck 1984 Paralympic Winter Games (Innsbruck, Austria)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Short Distance 10 km B2 Final Round 22
Men's Middle Distance 10 km B2 Final Round 17