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Josh Winsper

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Short stature
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
F41

Further personal information

Residence
Rochester, MA, USA
Occupation
Student
Languages
English
Higher education
Merrimack College: North Andover, MA, USA

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up athletics at Old Rochester Regional High School in Mattapoisett, MA, United States of America.
Why this sport?
High school coach Bill Tilden encouraged him to try athletics. "I just loved track, especially my teammates. Being with all of them was special. I didn't know what I was doing at first, but I learned the sport just by hanging out with them."

General interest

Most influential person in career
Coaches Bill Tilden and Cindy Tilden. (wareham.wickedlocal.com, 21 Aug 2016)
Awards and honours
He was named a 2015 US Paralympics Track and Field High School All-American in the shot put. (teamusa.org, 03 Sep 2015)
Ambitions
To compete at the Paralympic Games. (sippican.villagesoup.com, 07 Sep 2015)
Impairment
He was born with achondroplasia. (sippican.villagesoup.com, 07 Sep 2015)