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Paul Peterson Iii

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency

Further personal information

Residence
Charlotte, NC, USA
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2012 at a running clinic in Durham, North Carolina, United States.
Why this sport?
His prosthetist Clay Claiborne introduced him to para-athletics.
Club / Team
Johnson C. Smith University/Revolution Recreation Centre: United States
Name of coach
Anthony James

International debut

Year
2013
Competing for
United States
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Lyon

General interest

Most influential person in career
His prosthetist, Clay Claiborne. "It’s hard to say all the things he’s done for me. Anything he can do for me, whether it’s rides or money, he’s always there to help. He’s been a major factor in my life." (charlotteobserver.com, 05 Apr 2013)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"I’m not going to let anything stop me." (charlotteobserver.com, 05 Apr 2013)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (charlotteobserver.com, 05 Apr 2013)
Impairment
In 2007 he was involved in a motorcycle accident which resulted in his right leg being amputated below the knee. (charlotteobserver.com, 05 Apr 2013)
Other information
LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON
His grandfather and father were also called Paul, and he is subsequently known as Paul Peterson III. (charlotteobserver.com, 05 Apr 2013)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Long Jump T44 Final 1 2013-07-24 6