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Nick Rogers

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T62, F62

Further personal information

Family
Partner Anika Keys-Ludwig
Residence
Lisbon Falls, ME, USA
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport during his sophomore year of high school.
Why this sport?
He learned about adaptive sports after visiting Camp No Limits in Rome, ME, United States of America. He was introduced to the sport after meeting US Para athlete Regas Woods.

General interest

Nicknames
Quick Nick (Facebook profile, 14 Mar 2020)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Instagram profile, 07 Apr 2020)
Impairment
He was born without a fully formed fibula in both legs, a medical condition known as bilateral fibular hemimelia. Both his legs were amputated at age one. (sunjournal.com, 03 May 2015)
Other information
HELPING VETERANS
He intends to work in physical therapy where he hopes to work with veterans who have lost limbs in action. "I run a lot with the Wounded Warriors. I have a lot of friends on the Wounded Warrior's softball team. Their perseverance really inspires me. I was born this way so I've literally never known anything else. I can't imagine what it's like to have a limb your entire life and then just one day it's just gone and have to relearn how to walk. Having them out there running with me and all the progress, it's really inspiring. It blows me away." (teamusa.org, 01 Jan 2018; valleysword.wordpress.com, 12 Oct 2017)

AMBASSADOR
He has served as an ambassador for the Never Say Never Foundation, a non-profit organisation aimed at helping youth with physical impairments and limb loss. The foundation gave him his first pair of running blades. (teamusa.org, 01 Oct 2016; Facebook profile, 02 Dec 2016; timesdelphic.com, 30 Apr 2016)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T44 Heat 1 2016-09-08 5
Men's 100 m T44 Final Round 2016-09-09 8
Men's 400 m T44 Heat 1 2016-09-14 2
Men's 400 m T44 Final Round 2016-09-15 5
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 400 m T43 Final 1 2017-07-17 4
Men's 200 m T43 Final 1 2017-07-22 3