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Jan van Staden

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
F46

Further personal information

Family
Wife Estelle and two children
Residence
Rustenburg, RSA
Occupation
Coach
Languages
Afrikaans, English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up para-athletics in February 2015.
Why this sport?
He had previously competed in athletics when he was at school.
Club / Team
Rowling Giants: Rustenburg, RSA
Name of coach
Leon Rheeder, RSA, from 2015

International debut

Year
2015
Competing for
South Africa
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Doha, QAT

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Being selected to represent South Africa at the 2015 World Championships in Doha, Qatar. (Athlete, 23 Oct 2015)
Most influential person in career
His wife Estelle. (Athlete, 23 Oct 2015)
Hero / Idol
South African cricketer Jacques Kallis. (Athlete, 23 Oct 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"It doesn't have to be easy, just possible." (Athlete, 23 Oct 2015)
Other sports
He has coached cricket at the RHS Cricket Academy in Rustenburg, South Africa. (platinumweekly.co.za, 03 Jul 2015)
Ambitions
To compete at the Paralympic Games. (platinumweekly.co.za, 03 Apr 2015)
Impairment
In July 2013 he was travelling back from a cricket match with his players when the bus they were travelling in was involved in an accident. His injuries resulted in his left arm being amputated above the elbow. (platinumweekly.co.za, 03 Apr 2015)
Other information
OCCUPATION
He works as a cricket coach. (Athlete, 23 Oct 2015)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Javelin F46 Final 1 2015-10-27 8