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Joerg Trippen Hilgers

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
F12, P12, T12

Further personal information

Residence
Zell, AUT
Occupation
Coach, Massage Therapist
Languages
German

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up athletics in 1994.
Why this sport?
A television programme about para-athletics inspired him to take up the sport.

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a bronze medal in the long jump at the 2000 Paralympic Games in Sydney. (tippen-hilgers.de, 23 Mar 2010)
Impairment
He began losing his eyesight in 1990 due to an optic nerve disease. By 1991 he had lost 95% of the vision in both eyes. (bsv-rlp.de, 30 Nov 2012)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 4x100 m T11-13 Heat 3 2
Men's Long Jump F12 Final Round 13
Men's Pentathlon P12 Final Round 10