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Manuel Beeler

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T13

Further personal information

Residence
Solothurn, SUI
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
German, English
Higher education
Business - University of Bern: Bern, SUI

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began athletics in 2005, at age 15.
Club / Team
TV Welschenrohr: Switzerland
Name of coach
Hansruedi Magli
Coach from which country?
Switzerland

International debut

Year
2007
Competing for
Switzerland
Location
São Paulo, BRA

General interest

Hobbies
Spending time with friends, listening to music, playing poker, playing Wii games, football, hockey. (manuel-beeler.ch, 05 Nov 2010; swissparalympic.ch, 03 May 2012)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Sport is not a hobby but a way of life." (swissparalympic.ch, 03 May 2012)
Awards and honours
He won the SPC Newcomer of the Year award in 2007. He won the Zurich Newcomer Award in 2007(manuel-beeler.ch, 05 Nov 2010)
Impairment
At age 11, he developed Stargardt's disease, a form of macular degeneration that causes progressive vision loss. (manuel-beeler.ch, 05 Nov 2010)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 400 m T13 Heat 2 6
Men's 800 m T13 Final Round 8
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 800 m T13 Final 2011-01-28 9999