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Juris Kalnins

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T53, F54

Further personal information

Residence
Riga, LAT
Languages
English, Latvian

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He tried wheelchair basketball after his accident but was forced to stop the sport because his body was unable to cope with the physical demands. He also tried throwing events, bobsleigh and powerlifting before deciding on hand cycling.
Club / Team
Maratona Klubs: Ventspils, LAT
Name of coach
Aigaru Matisonu

General interest

Impairment
He is paralysed from the chest down after breaking his neck in an accident in 2010, at age 33. (lsm.lv, 16 Oct 2015)
Other information
OCCUPATION
He works as a dispatcher for a taxi services company in Latvia. (Facebook profile, 04 Dec 2015; lsm.lv, 16 Oct 2015)