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Kevin Pumpa

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

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

Further personal information

Residence
Stockerau, AUT
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, German

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up para-athletics in 2013 in Styria, Austria.
Why this sport?
He was active as a weightlifter before his accident and continued the sport afterwards. Due to a shoulder injury in 2012 he had to find another sport and decided to try para-athletics.
Club / Team
Burgenlandischer Disabled Sports Association [BBSV]: Steinbrunn, AUT
Name of coach
Walter Pfaller [club], AUT, from 2013
Training Regime
He trains at the Gitti City fitness centre in Stockerau, Austria.

International debut

Year
2014
Competing for
Austria
Location
Olomouc, CZE

General interest

Most influential person in career
Coach Walter Pfaller. (Athlete, 24 Oct 2015)
Hero / Idol
Austrian athletics coach Walter Pfaller. (Athlete, 24 Oct 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Die another day." (Athlete, 24 Oct 2015)
Other sports
He has competed in both weightlifting and powerlifting for a club in Stockerau, Austria. (noen.at, 07 Oct 2015)
Impairment
He was involved in a car accident in 2010. (bbsv-burgenland.at, 01 Nov 2014)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Javelin F54 Final 1 2015-10-25 4