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George Quarcoo

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Classification
T12, F12

Further personal information

Residence
Toronto, ON, CAN
Occupation
Athlete, Music Producer
Languages
English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para athletics at age 16.
Club / Team
I Be Fast Track Club: Toronto, ON, CAN

General interest

Nicknames
Gold Steve (ameyawdebrah.com, 29 Jul 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Patience is the key in life that solves all problems." (ameyawdebrah.com, 29 Jul 2016)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (mediadiversified.org, 07 Sep 2016)
Impairment
He has 5% vision, having lost the majority of his sight age nine. (cbc.ca, 30 Jun 2019; toronto.com, 29 Nov 2018)
Other information
FROM GHANA TO CANADA
Born in Accra, Ghana, he emigrated to Canada in 2007 at age 12. (mediadiversified.org, 07 Sep 2016)

MUSIC CAREER
He works as a music producer and is entirely self-taught. He also coordinates a programme for the Canadian National Institute for the Blind [CNIB] to encourage young people with a vision impairment to get involved in music. "When you don't have anybody to really show you exactly what buttons do and pretty much the whole technical [aspect] behind producing, it's very hard as a visually impaired producer. To anyone who feels their specific ability prevents them from pursuing their passions or pursuing any career or art form or something they'll enjoy, I'll just say to that person you can't let anything limit you." (cbc.ca, 30 Jun 2019)

Results

Unit Date Rank
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T12 Heat 1 2017-07-14 10
Men's 200 m T12 Heat 4 2017-07-19 13