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Nicholas Badeaux

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Classification
T38, F38

Further personal information

Higher education
Physiotherapy - South Louisiana Community College: Lafayette, LA, USA

Sport specific information

Why this sport?
He was inspired by his older sister, who is also a Para athlete with cerebral palsy.

General interest

Nicknames
Nico (Facebook profile, 20 Feb 2017)
Awards and honours
He was named as a 2013 Track and Field High School All-American in the 1500m by US Paralympics, a division of the United States Olympic Committee [USOC]. (teamusa.org, 02 Oct 2013)
Famous relatives
His older sister Alexandra Badeaux has competed at an elite level in Para swimming. His mother Stephanie Lamperez coaches Para athletes at state level in Louisiana. (klfy.com, 30 Apr 2015; iberianet.com, 20 Jun 2013)
Ambitions
To compete at the Paralympic Games. (iberianet.com, 20 Jun 2013)
Impairment
He has cerebral palsy. (iberianet.com, 20 Jun 2013)
Other information
FUNDRAISING
His mother Stephanie Lamperez is involved in coaching young Para athletes at state level in Louisiana, and assists children with impairments to get into Para sports. Their family run an annual crawfish boil, Mudbugs On the Bayou, in their hometown in New Iberia, LA, to raise funds for Para athletes in the state. (klfy.com, 30 Apr 2015)