Matthew Tohon

Athletics | Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Classification
T54, F56

Further personal information

Residence
Linden, NJ, USA
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
English

Sport specific information

Why this sport?
He was spotted by a North Jersey Navigators coach while he was swimming, and encouraged to try athletics.
Club / Team
North Jersey Navigators: Bayonne, NJ, USA
Name of coach
Jim Cuevas
Coach from which country?
United States

General interest

Awards and honours
In 2013 he was selected in the US Paralympics Track and Field High School All-American team. (teamusa.org, 02 Oct 2013)
Impairment
He has been paralysed from the waste down since he was six months old. (mycentraljersey.com, 21 Oct 2013; wausa.org, 12 Jul 2013; wausa.org, 25 Oct 2013)