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Lean Simon

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T64, F64

Further personal information

Residence
Porterville, RSA
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
Afrikaans, English
Higher education
Business Management - University of Stellenbosch: South Africa

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the discus in 2011 in South Africa.
Why this sport?
"I love sport and always wanted to do athletics."
Club / Team
Maties ParaSport Club: Stellenbosch, RSA
Name of coach
Suzanne Ferreira [club], RSA; Karin le Roux [club], RSA

International debut

Year
2014
Competing for
South Africa

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Placing fifth in F42/44 discus at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. (Athlete, 23 Oct 2015)
Most influential person in career
Coach Karin le Roux and his mother. (Athlete, 23 Oct 2015)
Hero / Idol
Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic. (Athlete, 23 Oct 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Always try to enjoy and don't concentrate on your opponent." (Athlete, 23 Oct 2015)
Impairment
He was involved in a motorcycle accident which resulted in his right leg being amputated below the knee. (diematie.com, 16 Apr 2014; Athlete, 23 Oct 2015)
Other information
OCCUPATION
He works at Lochnerhof Primary School in Cape Town, South Africa. (Facebook profile, 01 Apr 2016)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Discus Throw F44 Final 1 2015-10-22 9999