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1711-Mikael Andersen photo

Mikael Andersen

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T11

Further personal information

Languages
Danish, German, Spanish, English
Higher education
Law - Aarhus University: Denmark

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began the sport at age 10 in Kolt, Denmark.
Why this sport?
His father started taking him running.
Name of coach
Joachim Lund [national], DEN

International debut

Year
2001
Competing for
Denmark
Tournament
European Championships
Location
Poland

General interest

Injuries
He had to take six weeks off in 2006 with a stress fracture. In 2010 he was out for two months with a foot injury. (Athlete, 14 Dec 2010)
Impairment
He became blind after being placed in an incubator as a newborn and not properly supplied with oxygen. (dkblind.dk, 15 Dec 2008)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics World Championships Assen 2006 (Assen, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 800 m T11 Heat 1 2
Men's 800 m T11 Final Round 4
Men's 1500 m T11 Heat 2 3
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 1500 m T11 Heat 2 2
Men's 1500 m T11 Final Round 4
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 1500 m T11 Heat 1 2011-01-24 3
Men's 1500 m T11 Final 2011-01-25 5
Men's 5000 m T11 Heat 1 2011-01-26 4
Men's 5000 m T11 Final 2011-01-27 9999
Men's 800 m T11 Heat 2 2011-01-28 3
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 1500 m T11 Heat 2 2012-08-31 3
Men's 1500 m T11 Final Round 2012-09-03 6
Men's 5000 m T11 Final Round 2012-09-07 7