Keelan Ward

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Intellectual impairment
Classification
T20

Further personal information

Languages
English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began competing in 2010.
Why this sport?
"I had to do something instead of sitting around all day."
Club / Team
Wairarapa Track and Field Club: New Zealand
Name of coach
Raylene Bates [national]

International debut

Year
2015
Competing for
New Zealand
Tournament
Grand Prix
Location
Brisbane, QLD, AUS

General interest

Awards and honours
He was named the Para-Athlete of the Year by Athletics Wellington in 2014 and 2015. (athleticswellington.org.nz, 10 Apr 2015; 28 May 2015)

He was named the 2014 Disabled Sports Personality of the Year by the Wairarapa Times-Age newspaper in New Zealand. (nzherald.co.nz, 06 Jun 2014)