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Patrick Moor

Shooting

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
SH-VI, SH-VI

Further personal information

Family
Partner Daniela
Residence
Lauterach, AUT
Languages
German

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2005.
Why this sport?
His friend suggested shooting to him. “I said, 'You must be crazy. I cannot see, and I will shoot?' But I thought about it for four months, and then I came to the shooting range, gave it a go and I liked it. I thought, 'OK, I can measure myself against other people, and when I train more, I can see myself getting better.' It gave me something to work towards."
Club / Team
VBSC: Austria

General interest

Injuries
In 2017 he was involved in a traffic accident, and was sidelined until the end of 2018. He returned to competitive action at the 2019 World Cup in Osijek, Croatia. “I was crossing the street back home when I was hit by a car at 50km/h. I broke seven ribs, my leg was completely shattered, and I ended up in intensive care. It took me more than a year to recover fully. It was a very hard time.” (paralympic.org, 24 Sep 2019)
Awards and honours
In 2016 he was named the Best Para Athlete of the Year in Vorarlberg, Austria. (vorarlberg.orf.at, 06 Apr 2017)
Ambitions
To compete at the Paralympic Games. (obsv.at, 02 Oct 2019; paralympic.org, 24 Sep 2019)
Impairment
He was diagnosed with macular degeneration in 2004. He lost 80 per cent of his vision in eight months.. (paralympic.org, 24 Sep 2019)
Other information
FORMER OCCUPATION
Prior to his vision loss he was an engineer and ran his own company in Austria. He was forced to close down the company due to his condition in 2004. (paralympic.org, 24 Sep 2019)