Peter Isherwood

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
F52

Further personal information

Family
Wife TJ Isherwood
Residence
Vancouver, BC, CAN
Occupation
Athlete

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up para-athletics in late 2014.
Why this sport?
During his rehabilitation he became involved in wheelchair rugby before taking up para-athletics. "I started with rugby so that would be my original choice but I really enjoy throwing discus. They are both two very different elements of sports. It's very hard to pick a favourite because they are really not the same."
Club / Team
BC Wheelchair Sports Association [BCWSA]: Canada
Name of coach
Lisa Myers [club]; Peter Eriksson [national]; Fran Quintana
Training Regime
He trains up to three times a week.

International debut

Year
2016
Competing for
Canada
Location
Phoenix, AZ, USA

General interest

Other sports
He played lacrosse at university. (ovalhp.ca, 12 May 2016)
Impairment
He has quadriplegia as the result of a mountain bike accident. (ovalhp.ca, 12 May 2016)