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Hagan Landry

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Short stature
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
F41

Further personal information

Residence
San Diego, CA, USA
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
English, Portuguese
Higher education
Human Movement Studies - Louisiana State University: United States

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began competing in Para athletics in 2013.
Why this sport?
His father was a high school track and field athlete and this was a motivation for him to take up the sport.
Training Regime
He trains at the Elite Athlete Training Center in Chula Vista, CA, United States of America.

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in the F40/41 shot put at the 2019 Parapan American Games in Lima, Peru. (teamusa.org, 08 Apr 2020)
Most influential person in career
His grandmother. "She was funding a lot of my trips to nationals and keeping me going even when I wanted to stop. She made me keep going because she knew I still had a chance to make another team and that I shouldn't give up. I haven't told her this yet, but I made a pact with myself that I was going to win a medal at the Paralympic Games for her." (teamusa.org, 08 Apr 2020)
Hero / Idol
US Para athlete Scott Danberg. (iberianet.com, 08 Sep 2014)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Dream as if you'll live forever, love as if there's no tomorrow, live today as if you're dying." (Facebook profile, 21 Apr 2020)
Awards and honours
He was named a 2013 US Paralympics Track and Field High School All-American for discus, javelin and shot put. (teamusa.org, 03 Oct 2013)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo, and to establish a foundation to help build schools and educate children in Ghana. (teamusa.org, 08 Apr 2020)