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Ricardo Fitzpatrick

Powerlifting

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital

Further personal information

Family
Daughter Alanis
Residence
Kimberley, RSA
Occupation
Engineer
Languages
Afrikaans, English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began powerlifting in 1999 in Kimberley, South Africa.
Why this sport?
"I wanted to do bodybuilding but had the potential in powerlifting."
Club / Team
Griqua Powerlifting Club: South Africa
Name of coach
Andrew Ludic

International debut

Year
2003
Competing for
South Africa
Tournament
International Tournament
Location
Piešt'any, SVK

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Becoming the 2016 Arnold Classic Bench Press champion, and becoming the South African Para powerlifting champion in 2007. (Athlete, 05 Dec 2017)
Hero / Idol
Arnold Schwarzengger. (Athlete, 05 Dec 2017)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"If you have the ability to believe, you can achieve." (Athlete, 05 Dec 2017)
Awards and honours
He was named the 2015 and 2016 Northern Cape Sportsman with an Impairment of the Year in South Africa. (DFA, 22 Oct 2015; gritsports.co.za, 27 Oct 2016)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Facebook page, 19 Apr 2016)
Impairment
His left leg was amputated above the knee at two weeks old due to gangrene. (Athlete, 05 Dec 2017; netwerk24.com, 28 Oct 2015; guts2glory.co.za, 12 Sep 2013)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Powerlifting World Championships Busan 2006 (Busan, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's -67.5 kg Final Round 10
2014 IPC Powerlifting World Championships (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Up to 80.00 kg MD Final 2014-04-08 9999
Mexico City 2017 World Para Powerlifting Championships (Mexico City, Mexico)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Up to 88.00kg Final 2017-12-06 17