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Karsten Brogan

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Classification
T37, F37

Further personal information

Residence
Shreveport, LA, USA
Occupation
Athlete

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
When he was five years old he began to race in Louisiana GUMBO events - an organisation for young people with physical impairments which enables them to compete at both local and state level.
Club / Team
Team Gumbo: United States

General interest

Awards and honours
In July 2013 he was named KTBS [a regional newspaper group] Athlete of the Week. (ktbs.com, 07 Jul 2013)

In 2012 he was named to the All-American roster for his success in a number of different athletics events. (themobilityproject.com, 01 Nov 2012)

He was the first student to be tested and enrolled in the Shreveport-Bossier Brain Training Learning RX Center, and was announced as Student of the Year in 2011. (shreveportchamber.org, 16 Aug 2012)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (bossierchamber.com, 09 Aug 2013)
Impairment
He was born with severe hydrocephalus, resulting in a significant brain injury which caused him to be born with an improperly developed brain. He had his first surgery before he was two days old, and was diagnosed with cerebral palsy in the first few months of his life. (youcaring.com, 01 Jan 2013)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T37 Semifinal 2 2013-07-21 12
Men's 400 m T37 Semifinal 1 2013-07-25 4
Men's 400 m T37 Final 1 2013-07-26 8