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Robert Mayer

Athletics
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T44

Further personal information

Family
Wife Anna, sons David and Tobias
Residence
Lienz, AUT
Occupation
Clerk
Languages
English, German, Italian

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport at age 22 in Lienz, Austria.
Why this sport?
He was a sportsman before his accident, so afterwards he tried to find a sport that would satisfy him.

International debut

Year
2003
Competing for
Austria
Tournament
European Championships
Location
Assen

General interest

Nicknames
Robs (Athlete, 14 Dec 2011)
Hobbies
Spending time with his sons, watching television, playing video games, sports. (Athlete, 20 Dec 2010; Athlete, 14 Dec 2011)
Memorable sporting achievement
Finishing second in the 200m at the 2010 Diamond League Meeting in Brussels, Belgium. He broke the Austrian record in front of a full stadium of 55,000 spectators. (Athlete, 14 Dec 2011)
Most influential person in career
His first trainer Sepp Schmidl. (Athlete, 14 Dec 2011)
Injuries
He strained his groin in 2011. (Athlete, 14 Dec 2011)
Other sports
He played football at national level for Austria's U15 and U17 sides. (Athlete, 14 Dec 2011)
Famous relatives
His wife Anna has coached athletics. (meinbezirk.at, 17 Mar 2014)
Impairment
His leg was amputated below the knee after a "high voltage accident". (Athlete, 14 Dec 2011)
Other information
RETIREMENT
In February 2013 he announced his retirement from competitive running after the decision to merge athletes with a lower leg prosthesis into the same impairment category as athletes with two prostheses. He believed he would find it very difficult to compete. (dolomitenstadt.at, 13 Feb 2013)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Athens 2004 Paralympic Games (Athens, Greece)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T44 Heat 1 2
Men's 400 m T44 Final Round 7
Men's 400 m T44 Heat 1 3
Men's 100 m T44 Final Round 7
IPC Athletics World Championships Assen 2006 (Assen, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 400 m T44 Final Round 3
Men's 200 m T44 Final Round 8
Men's 200 m T44 Heat 2 5
Men's 100 m T44 Final Round 7
Men's 100 m T44 Heat 1 4
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 200 m T44 Heat 2 2011-01-23 9999
Men's 100 m T44 Heat 2 2011-01-25 4
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 200 m T44 Heat 2 2012-09-01 5
Men's 100 m T44 Heat 2 2012-09-05 7