Lorn Mayers

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
F44

Further personal information

Family
One daughter
Languages
English
Higher education
Construction Management - University of East London: England

Sport specific information

Why this sport?
Previously an American football player, he needed a new outlet for his competitive spirit.

General interest

Other sports
Previously an American football player, he played for Berlin Thunder in Germany and spent time training with NFL team the Oakland Raiders. (london-athletics.com, 01 May 2016)
Impairment
He was shot in the chest, stomach, pelvis, arms and legs while attending a New Year's party in the early hours of 2007. He required a four-month recovery period in hospital, and when he left he had no movement in his right leg and was unable to grip with his left hand. He spent much of the following 12 months bed-bound or using a wheelchair, but following rehabilitation he is able to walk with a customised boot and a single crutch. (london-athletics.com, 01 May 2016)
Other information
OTHER ACTIVITIES
He was the subject of a documentary called 'The Goal is Rio', which aimed to show how he overcame injury and the end of his career as an American football player. (london-athletics.com, 01 May 2016)

EARLY DAYS
Both his parents died when he was young, and he gave up his education in order to raise his younger sister Leanna. (london-athletics.com, 01 May 2016)