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Ronald Carlos Greene

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

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

Further personal information

Languages
English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para athletics in 2011 in Trinidad and Tobago.
Why this sport?
After competing in Para powerlifting for several years, he decided he wanted to take up discus and shot put as a new challenge.
Name of coach
Edward Marchan; Wade Franklin

General interest

Hero / Idol
US boxer Muhammad Ali. (Athlete, 16 Jul 2017)
Injuries
Injury prevented him from competing in powerlifting at the 2015 Parapan American Games in Toronto, ON, Canada, but he did participate in athletics at the Games. (guardian.co.tt, 06 Sep 2015)

He was injured at the 2009 International Powerlifting Federation World Powerlifting Championship due to a mistake by IPF for providing an unevenly placed safety bar. (ttpconline.org, 01 Jan 2012)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Say no to drugs and work hard." (Athlete, 16 Jul 2017)
Awards and honours
He was selected as Trinidad and Tobago's flag bearer for the opening ceremony of the 2012 Paralympic Games in London, and the closing ceremony of the 2015 Parapan American Games in Toronto, ON, Canada. (paralympic.org, 15 Aug 2015; paralympic.org, 29 Aug 2012)

In 2012 he received the Ministry of Sport Spirit of Sport Award [SOSA] for Best Athlete with a Physical Disability in Trinidad and Tobago. (trinidadexpress.com, 02 Jan 2012)

He received the silver Hummingbird Medal at the 2010 Independence Day National Awards in Trinidad and Tobago. (guardian.co.tt, 06 Sep 2015)
Other sports
He has competed in powerlifting [able-bodied and para] at international level. (guardian.co.tt, 06 Sep 2015)
Impairment
In 2000 he lost his sight within a four-month period because of acute glaucoma. (guardian.co.tt, 06 Sep 2015; Athlete, 16 Jul 2017)

Results

Unit Date Rank
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Discus Throw F11 Final Round 2012-09-02 11
Men's Shot Put F11/12 Final Round 2012-09-03 11
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Discus Throw F11 Final 1 2017-07-17 5