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Jackie Christiansen

Athletics
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Classification
F44

Further personal information

Family
Wife Marie Baun, two children
Residence
Århus, DEN
Languages
Danish

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up athletics at age 20 in Denmark.
Why this sport?
In 1997 he set a national shot put record during a sports camp organised by the Danish Handicapped Federation. It encouraged him to continue with the sport because he could no longer play football.
Training Regime
He trains for up to four hours a day.

International debut

Year
2000
Competing for
Denmark
Tournament
European Championships

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at his first Paralympic Games in Sydney in 2000. (dr.dk, 03 Feb 2016)
Injuries
A groin injury prevented him from competing at the 2014 European Championships in Swansea, Wales. (dhif.dk, 30 Sep 2014)
Awards and honours
He received the Culture Minister's Disability Sport Award in 2012. (dr.dk, 29 Jan 2013)
Impairment
His leg left was amputated at age 17 as a result of infection. (dhif.dk, 24 Jan 2012)
Other information
RETIREMENT
He announced his retirement from competitive para-athletics at the 2015 World Championships in Doha, Qatar. "Doha was my last competition as I will retire now, so it was nice to at least come away with a [silver] medal. My shot put category was removed from the Paralympic programme and it is the main reason to end my career. I have grown accustomed to winning, and for various reasons, that is no longer possible. I have thought long and hard about this since the 2015 World Championships, and it has become clear to me that the time is right." (paralympic.org, 27 Oct 2015; 17 Feb 2016; dr.dk, 03 Feb 2016)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games (Sydney, Australia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Shot Put F44 Final Round 6
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Discus Throw F44 Final Round 2
Men's Shot Put F44 Final Round 1
Athens 2004 Paralympic Games (Athens, Greece)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Discus Throw F44/46 Final Round 2
Men's Shot Put F44/46 Final Round 1
IPC Athletics World Championships Villeneuve d'Ascq 2002 (Villeneuve d'Ascq, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Discus Throw F44 Final Round 2
Men's Shot Put F44 Final Round 1
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Discus Throw F44 Final 2011-01-26 4
Men's Shot Put F44/46 Final 2011-01-28 1
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Shot Put F42/44 Final Round 2012-08-31 1
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Shot Put F44 Final 1 2013-07-27 1
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Discus Throw F44 Final 1 2015-10-22 6
Men's Shot Put F44 Final 1 2015-10-27 2