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Kyle Pettey

Athletics
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
F34

Further personal information

Family
Daughter Lily
Residence
Brampton, ON, CAN
Occupation
Customer Service
Languages
English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up para-athletics at age 12.
Why this sport?
He played football and baseball as a child but struggled to compete against the other children. His physiotherapist was into athletics and suggested he try the sport.
Club / Team
Cruisers Sports: Mississauga, ON, CAN
Name of coach
Ken Hall [club]; Peter Eriksson [national], SWE

International debut

Year
1999
Competing for
Canada

General interest

Hobbies
Supporting American football team Pittsburgh Steelers and Canadian baseball team Toronto Blue Jays. (paralympic.ca, 15 Aug 2015)
Injuries
His preparations for the 2011 World Championships in Christchurch, New Zealand, were hampered when he was hit by car. His leg injuries healed in time for him to compete at the event. (bramptonguardian.com, 28 Aug 2012)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Stay with it. It might be hard in the beginning but when it comes together, it will all be worth it." (cruisers-sports.com, 01 Mar 2010)
Impairment
He was born with cerebral palsy. (paralympic.ca, 15 Aug 2015)
Other information
FAMILY SUPPORT
After taking up shot put and discus at age 12, his parents built him a throwing circle in their yard to help him practice. (paralympic.ca, 15 Aug 2015)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games (Sydney, Australia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Shot Put F35 Final Round 2
Men's Javelin F35 Final Round 6
Men's Discus Throw F35 Final Round 2
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Discus Throw F33/34/52 Final Round 10
Men's Shot Put F33/34/52 Final Round 3
IPC Athletics World Championships Assen 2006 (Assen, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Discus Throw F35 Final Round 5
Men's Shot Put F35 Final Round 6
Athens 2004 Paralympic Games (Athens, Greece)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Discus Throw F35 Final Round 5
Men's Shot Put F35 Final Round 9
IPC Athletics World Championships Villeneuve d'Ascq 2002 (Villeneuve d'Ascq, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Discus Throw F35 Final Round 2
Men's Shot Put F35 Final Round 4
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Shot Put F34 Final 2011-01-22 4
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Shot Put F34 Final Round 2012-09-04 6
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Shot Put F34 Final 1 2013-07-25 8
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Shot Put F34 Final 1 2015-10-26 8