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Joseph Abraham Wittkamp

Powerlifting

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired

Further personal information

Family
Wife Vanita
Occupation
Athlete, Veteran
Languages
English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began competing in 1994 in Ohio, United States of America.
Why this sport?
A friend introduced him to the sport. "I love to train because it makes me feel good and keeps me healthy."

General interest

Nicknames
Joe (chillicothegazette.com, 27 Jun 2014)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Don't give up. Don't feel sorry for yourself. Get out there and do something. Don't ever sit around and feel sorry for yourself." (chillicothegazette.com, 27 Jun 2014)
Other sports
He has competed in wheelchair softball and wheelchair basketball at national level in United States of America. (wheelchairsportsfederation.org, 18 Aug 2015; chillicothegazette.com, 27 Jun 2014)
Impairment
He was paralysed from the waist down after being involved in a car accident in 1993. (wsaz.com, 12 Feb 2014)
Other information
VETERAN
He served with the United States [US] Navy during the Gulf War in the early 1990s. (va.gov, 07 Jul 2010)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2014 IPC Powerlifting World Championships (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Up to 65.00 kg MD Final 2014-04-07 9999