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Gerrard Gosens

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T11

Further personal information

Family
Son Jordan, daughter Taylor
Residence
Brisbane, QLD, AUS
Occupation
Athlete, Business Owner, Manager
Languages
English
Higher education
Business - Queensland University of Technology: Brisbane, QLD, AUS

General interest

Hero / Idol
British middle distance runner Sebastian Coe. (paralympic.org.au, 2012)
Awards and honours
He was received the Fervent Global Love of Lives medal from the Chou Ta-Kuan Cultural and Educational Foundation in 2012. (isaac.qld.gov.au, 10 Jan 2013)

He was named the 2000 Ansvar Athlete of the Year. (crescentofbrisbane.org, 29 Dec 2009)

He was named the 1995 Young Queenslander of the Year. (crescentofbrisbane.org, 29 Dec 2009)
Other sports
He represented Australia in goalball at the 1996 Paralympic Games in Atlanta. He has also competed in para-cycling at national level. (paralympic.org.au, 29 Dec 2009; qld.cycling.org.au, 28 Aug 2016)
Other information
BUSINESS OWNER
He is the owner and manager of Chocolate Moments/Chocolate Magic, which retails and manufactures gourmet handmade chocolates in Brisbane, QLD, Australia. (Facebook profile, 23 Jul 2016; businessnewsaus.com.au, 02 Apr 2015)

COMMUNITY WORK
To raise money for charity he has organised sponsored glider flights and also ran from Cairns to Brisbane in QLD, Australia, which is a total distance of over 2000 kilometres. He has worked as a special projects manager for Vision Australia, a non-profit organisation that provides services for the visually impaired. (isaac.qld.gov.au, 10 Jan 2013; crescentofbrisbane.org, 29 Dec 2009; visionaustralia.org, 29 Dec 2009)

TELEVISION APPEARANCE
In 2009 he became the first visually impaired contestant to appear on the Australian television programme 'Dancing With the Stars', a show where celebrities are paired with dance professionals and perform routines in front of an audience. (businessnewsaus.com.au, 02 Apr 2015; visionaustralia.org, 29 Dec 2009)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games (Sydney, Australia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 5000 m T11 Final Round 6
Men's 10000 m T11 Final Round 6
Men's Marathon T11 Final Round 8
Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games (Atlanta, United States of America)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Tournament Group B 8
Men's Tournament Group B 10
Men's Tournament Group B 13
Men's Tournament Group B 2
Men's Tournament Group B 6
Men's Tournament Group B 9
Men's Tournament Semifinal 201
Men's Tournament Bronze Medal Match 102
Men's Tournament Group B 6
Men's Tournament Group B 3
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 1500 m T11 Final Round 6
Men's 1500 m T11 Heat 1 3
IPC Athletics World Championships Villeneuve d'Ascq 2002 (Villeneuve d'Ascq, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 1500 m T11 Final Round 4
Men's 1500 m T11 Heat 1 2
Men's 5000 m T11 Final Round 6
IPC Athletics World Championships Assen 2006 (Assen, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 1500 m T11 Heat 1 4
Men's 1500 m T11 Final Round 5
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 1500 m T11 Heat 2 2011-01-24 4
Men's 5000 m T11 Heat 1 2011-01-26 9999