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Roman Musil

Athletics
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Classification
F34

Further personal information

Family
Wife Magda and daughters Tereza and Kristyna
Residence
Bílina, CZE
Occupation
Coach
Higher education
Apprentice School of Business: Mladá Boleslav, CZE

Sport specific information

Handedness
Right

General interest

Hobbies
Reading, listening to music, riding his bike, motor sports, watching TV, family, DIY and woodwork. (handisport.cz, 21 Oct 2009; paralympic.cz, 21 Oct 2009; Athlete, 23 Apr 2012)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold medals in both cycling and athletics events at the 2000 Paralympic Games in Sydney. (paralympic.cz, 21 Oct 2009)
Most influential person in career
He owes a lot to his mother, who taught him how to ride a bike and strived to make his life as normal as possible despite his disability. He says going to school with able bodied children helped open the way for sport and leading a normal life. (daz.garten.cz, 21 Oct 2009; paralympic.cz, 21 Oct 2009)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"If you want to achieve something, you can. One must not give up." (daz.garten.cz, 21 Oct 2009)
Other sports
He won a gold and a bronze medal in cycling events at the 2000 Paralympic Games in Sydney but has since given up cycling to focus on athletics. (paralympic.org, 21 Oct 2009; rozhlas.cz, 23 Dec 2002)
Impairment
He has restricted mobility in all four limbs and has problems with balance due to congenital cerebral palsy and polio. He uses a bicycle, crutches or a wheelchair to get around. (rozhlas.cz, 23 Dec 2002; paralympic.cz, 21 Oct 2009; Athlete, 23 Apr 2012)
Other information
COACHING
As well as his own training he devotes a large amount of time to his career as a sports instructor, coaching children with disabilities. (daz.garten.cz, 21 Oct 2009)

TOUGH DECISION
The strain of competing at the top level in both cycling and athletics became too exhausting following the 2000 Paralympic Games in Sydney and he was left with the tough decision of which sport to focus on. He eventually chose athletics because the training was less intense and it was easier to manage potential health issues. (paralympic.cz, 21 Oct 2009)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games (Sydney, Australia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Shot Put F33 Final Round 1
Mixed Road Tricycle 5.4 km Time Trial CP Div 2 Final Round 3
Mixed Road Tricycle 1.9 km Time Trial CP Div 2 Final Round 1
Men's Javelin F33 Final Round 1
Men's Discus Throw F33 Final Round 2
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Javelin F33/34/52 Final Round 4
Men's Discus Throw F33/34/52 Final Round 3
Men's Shot Put F33/34/52 Final Round 7
IPC Athletics World Championships Assen 2006 (Assen, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Javelin F33/34/56 Final Round 3
Men's Discus Throw F33/34 Final Round 3
Men's Shot Put F33 Final Round 1
Athens 2004 Paralympic Games (Athens, Greece)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Discus Throw F33-34 Final Round 5
Men's Shot Put F33-34 Final Round 1
IPC Athletics World Championships Villeneuve d'Ascq 2002 (Villeneuve d'Ascq, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Discus Throw F33-34 Final Round 2
Men's Shot Put F33 Final Round 1
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Discus Throw F32-34 Final 2011-01-24 15
Men's Javelin F33/34 Final 2011-01-27 8