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Jan Nehro

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T11

Further personal information

Residence
South Africa
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Afrikaans

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 1993 in Riebeek-Kasteel, South Africa.
Why this sport?
"My brother started running and he inspired me."
Club / Team
Western Province: South Africa
Name of coach
Suzanne Ferreira [national]
Coach from which country?
South Africa

General interest

Nicknames
Giemba [to eat a lot]. (Athlete, 26 Jan 2011)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2011 World Championships in Christchurch, New Zealand. (NPC, 06 Sep 2012)
Hero / Idol
South African marathon runner Sam Tshabalala. (Athlete, 26 Jan 2011)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"If you say yes, you can." (NPC, 06 Sep 2012)
Impairment
He was involved in a car accident in 2002, which resulted in him losing his sight. (iol.co.za, 01 Jun 2012)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 5000 m T11 Heat 2 2011-01-26 2
Men's 5000 m T11 Final 2011-01-27 6
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 5000 m T11 Final Round 2012-09-07 6