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Nicholas McCoy

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T52

Further personal information

Occupation
Veteran
Languages
English
Higher education
Occupational Therapy: United States

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began competing in the sport in 2011.
Why this sport?
He took up the sport as a way to stay fit and have fun.

General interest

Nicknames
Nick (dorothylangkop.com, 20 Jun 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Never give up on life, it only gets better." (active.com, 04 Mar 2011)
Impairment
He was serving in Iraq with the US Army when, in December 2006, he was returning on foot from patrol and an improvised explosive device [IED] hidden in a pile of rubbish detonated. His injuries led to him losing both of his legs below the knee. During his treatment he had an allergic reaction to the drug heparin, which led to heparin-induced thrombosis that caused nerve damage in his hands and left arm. (dorothylangkop.com, 20 Jun 2015; hfotusa.org, 11 Nov 2011)