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Georg Tischler

Athletics
1

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
F54

Further personal information

Family
Son Lukas
Residence
Gols, AUT
Occupation
Office Worker, Police Officer
Languages
English, German

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 1992.
Why this sport?
"I like the strength and power in athletics."
Club / Team
Burgenlandischer Disabled Sports Association [BBSV]: Steinbrunn, AUT
Name of coach
Walter Pfaller [club], AUT, from 1992

International debut

Year
1998
Competing for
Austria
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Birmingham, ENG

General interest

Nicknames
Schurli (Athlete, 08 Feb 2012)
Hobbies
Spending time with family, listening to music, reading, sports. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2018; georgtischler.at, 15 Feb 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in the F54 shot put at the 2004 Paralympic Games in Athens. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2018)
Most influential person in career
Coach Walter Pfaller (Athlete, 20 Aug 2018)
Hero / Idol
Austrian tennis player Thomas Muster. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2018)
Injuries
In 2005 he underwent shoulder surgery and took four months to recover. (Athlete, 08 Feb 2012)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Train hard, win easy." (Athlete, 24 Oct 2015)
Awards and honours
In 2008 he was named Sportsman of the Year in Burgenland, Austria. (bizeps.or.at, 17 Apr 2008)
Impairment
He injured his spinal cord in a motorbike accident in 1977. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2018)
Other information
CHANGE OF DISCIPLINE
In 2015 he switched from shot put to javelin. (burgenland.orf.at, 17 Oct 2015)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics World Championships Birmingham 1998 (Birmingham, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Shot Put F54 Final Round 4
Men's Javelin F54 Final Round 6
Men's Discus Throw F54 Final Round 5
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Discus Throw F53/54 Final Round 9
Men's Shot Put F53/54 Final Round 6
Athens 2004 Paralympic Games (Athens, Greece)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Discus Throw F54 Final Round 8
Men's Shot Put F54 Final Round 1
IPC Athletics World Championships Villeneuve d'Ascq 2002 (Villeneuve d'Ascq, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Javelin F54 Final Round 9
Men's Discus Throw F54 Final Round 7
Men's Shot Put F54 Final Round 8
Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games (Sydney, Australia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Javelin F54 Final Round 8
Men's Discus Throw F54 Final Round 7
Men's Shot Put F54 Final Round 5
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Shot Put F54-56 Final Round 2012-09-01 14
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Shot Put F54/55 Final 1 2013-07-27 2
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Javelin F54 Final 1 2015-10-25 5