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Nishan Patel

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Classification
T52, F53

Further personal information

Residence
Middletown, NJ, USA
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English
Higher education
Computer Science - Brookdale Community College: Lincroft, NJ, USA

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in his junior year of high school in Middletown, NJ, United States.
Why this sport?
He competed in wrestling at high school and a coach there recognised his competitive drive and put him in touch with North Jersey Navigators, a sports programme for athletes with an impairment. A Navigators coach suggested he should try wheelchair racing. "Once I got on that chair everything just exploded. I loved it."

General interest

Sporting philosophy / motto
"Hard work plus dedication equals success." (news.brookdalecc.edu, 24 Oct 2014)
Ambitions
To compete at the Paralympic Games. (news.brookdalecc.edu, 24 Oct 2014)
Impairment
He was born with a disease affecting his limbs. (news.brookdalecc.edu, 24 Oct 2014)