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Larry Hughes

Athletics
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Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
F57

Further personal information

Residence
Baltimore, MD, USA
Occupation
Coach, Motivational Speaker, Veteran
Higher education
University of Baltimore: United States

General interest

Hobbies
Golf. (golfgearreview.com, 26 Feb 2004)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a gold medal at the 1996 Paralympic Games in Atlanta despite suffering from a fractured elbow. (pva.org, 29 Aug 2012)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"If better is possible, then good isn't enough." (wheelmeon.org, 08 Jul 2000)
Awards and honours
He is one of six Olympic and Paralympic athletes whose achievements are recorded on monuments in Baltimore County's Olympian Park. The park was dedicated in July 2010. (baltimorecountymd.gov, 08 Jul 2010)
Impairment
He was wounded by shrapnel during the Vietnam War, resulting in paraplegia. He also has multiple sclerosis. (wheelmeon.org, 08 Jul 2000; golfgearreview.com, 26 Feb 2004)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games (Atlanta, United States of America)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Shot Put F56 Final Round 7
Men's Javelin F56 Final Round 6
Men's Discus Throw F56 Final Round 1
Athens 2004 Paralympic Games (Athens, Greece)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Shot Put F57 Final Round 7
Men's Discus Throw F57 Final Round 7
Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games (Sydney, Australia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Javelin F57 Final Round 8
Men's Discus Throw F57 Final Round 5
Men's Shot Put F57 Final Round 6
IPC Athletics World Championships Birmingham 1998 (Birmingham, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Javelin F57 Final Round 4
Men's Discus Throw F57 Final Round 4
Men's Shot Put F57 Final Round 6