Gilbert Anton Orav
Type of Impairment
Origin of Impairment
Further personal information
Sport specific information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2012 in Tallinn, Estonia.
Why this sport?
He thought he was fast, so he tried sprinting.
Club / Team
SK Kivilind: Estonia
Name of coach
Hennit Kunnapas [club, national], EST
Gilbs (Facebook profile, 29 Nov 2017)
Playing basketball. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2018)
Most influential person in career
His school teacher Helen Tuisk. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2018)
Hero / Idol
Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2018)
Awards and honours
He was the flag bearer for Estonia at the opening ceremony of the 2018 European Championships in Berlin, Germany. (IPC, 20 Aug 2018)
He was diagnosed with brain cancer at age six. Complications during surgery resulted in an intellectual impairment. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2018)