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Paul Tesoriero

Powerlifting

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Origin of Impairment
Congenital

Further personal information

Residence
Melbourne, VIC, AUS
Occupation
Human Resources
Languages
English
Higher education
Human Resources

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began powerlifting in 2003 at Bodyworld Gym in Melbourne, VIC, Australia.
Why this sport?
"To get fit and find a sport I could compete in at a high level."
Club / Team
Elite Sports Performance: Melbourne, VIC, AUS
Name of coach
Shaun Bostock, AUS, from 2015

International debut

Year
2007
Competing for
Australia

General interest

Hobbies
Sports writing. (dsr.org.au, 25 May 2017)
Memorable sporting achievement
Qualifying to compete at the 2017 World Championships in Mexico City, Mexico. (Athlete, 07 Dec 2017)
Most influential person in career
His training partners. (Athlete, 07 Dec 2017)
Hero / Idol
Australian rules footballer Tony Modra. (Athlete, 07 Dec 2017)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Never give up." (Athlete, 07 Dec 2017)
Other information
REFEREE
He is an accredited national powerlifting referee in Australia. (powerliftingaustralia.com, 2012)

OCCUPATION
He is an employment services professional, working in program management for Australian charity EACH. (Facebook page, 14 May 2017)

WHEELCHAIR RUGBY WRITING
He volunteers his time writing about wheelchair rugby. "We're looking to give wheelchair rugby more exposure. After the recent [2016 Olympic] gold medal win by Australia in Rio, the sport has really taken off. Seeing success is what gets young people – and people in general – involved and participating." (dsr.org.au, 25 May 2017)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Mexico City 2017 World Para Powerlifting Championships (Mexico City, Mexico)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Up to 72.00kg Final 2017-12-04 18