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Lionel Toh

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T37

Further personal information

Residence
Singapore, SGP
Languages
English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
His physiotherapist suggested he play CP football, and he later started running competitively.
Why this sport?
"Sport is a big thing in my life. It made me brave. It made me forget about my disability."
Club / Team
Wheelchair Racing Association Singapore [WRAS]: Singapore, SGP

International debut

Year
2015
Competing for
Singapore
Tournament
South East Asian Games
Location
Singapore, SGP

General interest

Nicknames
Lionel (Singapore Athletics Facebook page, 08 Dec 2015)
Impairment
He was born with cerebral palsy which affects movement on the left side of his body. (straitstimes.com, 18 Dec 2015)
Other information
BALANCING SCHOOL AND COMPETITION
In 2015/16 he was forced to juggle studying alongside training for the ASEAN Para Games in Singapore in December that year. "The athletes trained four times a week, but I trained only twice as I had to study. [My mother] was very worried that I wouldn't be able to handle my exams. But I kept telling her that it's my dream to represent Singapore." (straitstimes.com, 18 Dec 2015)