Mikael Bartholdy

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T64, F64

Further personal information

Residence
Calgary, AB, CAN
Occupation
Health Care Professional
Languages
Danish, English
Higher education
Nursing - Mount Royal University: Calgary, AB, CAN

General interest

Nicknames
Mik (volleyball.ca, 19 Jun 2007)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
He meditates before a competition. (Team Canada Parapanamerican Guide 2007)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Live well. Laugh often. Love much." (paralympic.ca, 2011)
Other sports
He was part of the Canadian national standing volleyball team that won silver at 2000 Paralympic Games in Sydney. He also won bronze medals in sitting volleyball at the Parapan American Games in 2007 and 2011. He has also competed in Western Disabled Ski Championships in Canada and the Calgary [AB, Canada] Indoor Soccer Championships. (paralympic.ca, 2011; volleyball.ca, 19 Jun 2007)
Ambitions
To win a Paralympic Games gold medal. (volleyball.ca, 19 Jun 2007)
Impairment
He was born missing bones in his left leg and foot, which resulted in him having the limb amputated at age one. (paralympic.ca, 2011)