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Peter gottwald, jr.

Athletics
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment

Further personal information

Residence
West Chester, PA, USA
Occupation
Student
Languages
English
Higher education
Teaching - West Chester University: United States

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began running in high school.
Why this sport?
His gym teacher would make him sit out playing sport with the other children because he was worried he might be hurt. One day, he decided to go jogging around the playing field and fell in love with running straight away.

General interest

Most influential person in career
His father, Schuyler Gottwald. (takethemagicstep.com, 06 Nov 2009)
Impairment
He was born with congenital nystagmus, an eye condition that causes rapid involuntary eye movement. (takethemagicstep.com, 06 Nov 2009)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Athens 2004 Paralympic Games (Athens, Greece)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 800 m T13 Final Round 5
Men's 1500 m T13 Final Round 8
Men's 1500 m T13 Heat 2 5
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 1500 m T13 Final Round 10
Men's 1500 m T13 Heat 3 4
Men's 800 m T13 Final Round 2
Men's 5000 m T13 Heat 1 6
IPC Athletics World Championships Assen 2006 (Assen, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 4x400 m T11-13 Heat 1 3
Men's 4x100 m T11-13 Heat 2 2
Men's 1500 m T13 Final Round 5
Men's 800 m T13 Final Round 5