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Frederick Furstenberg

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T64, F64

Further personal information

Family
Wife Alida
Residence
Pretoria, RSA
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Afrikaans, English
Higher education
Management - Varsity College Pretoria: South Africa

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
Shortly after his accident, he started training in the javelin and he competed in his first provincial athletics meeting in Pretoria, South Africa.
Club / Team
Is Ability Sports Club: Pretoria, RSA

General interest

Nicknames
Fred (Facebook profile, 25 Nov 2014)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Keep working and improving." (icexpress.co.za, 10 Apr 2015)
Other sports
He played golf at a tournament for people with an impairment in 2012 in Langebaan, South Africa. (supersport.com, 11 May 2012)
Impairment
He was involved in a work accident in 2006, which resulted in him losing the use of his right leg. He had his leg amputated below the knee in August 2009. (supersport.com, 11 May 2012; icexpress.co.za, 10 Apr 2015)
Other information
OTHER ACTIVITIES
He manages the Is Ability Sports Club, which was launched as part of Icexpress Progressive Prosthetics in 2011 in South Africa. (icexpress.co.za, 19 Jul 2013; icexpress.co.za, 10 Apr 2015)