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Richard Carr

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
F11, P11, T11

Further personal information

Family
Three children
Residence
Port Elgin, ON, CAN
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para athletics in 2005.
Club / Team
Saugeen Track and Field Club: Canada

General interest

Nicknames
Rick (blackburnnews.com, 22 Oct 2015)
Injuries
He broke his femur and missed an entire season before returning to compete at the 2009 International Blind Sports Federation [IBSA] Pan American Games. (athletics.ca, 11 Nov 2010)
Awards and honours
He was the flag bearer for Canada at the opening ceremony for the 2015 World Championships in Doha, Qatar. (blackburnnews.com, 22 Oct 2015)

In 2015 he was inducted into the Saugeen Shores Hall of Fame alongside his guide runner Eva Porter. (saugeentimes.com, 29 Jul 2019)
Impairment
In 2005 he lost his vision due to a retinal detachment. His retinas had begun to detach from the age of 21. (paralympic.ca, 15 Aug 2015; theglobeandmail.com, 27 Apr 2018)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 4x100 m T11-13 Heat 1 2011-01-24 3
Men's Javelin F11 Final 2011-01-27 6
Men's 4x100 m T11-13 Final 2011-01-27 4
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Javelin F11 Final 1 2015-10-25 6
Men's Long Jump T11 Final 1 2015-10-27 9999