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Rouvaun Wallace

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T38, F38

Further personal information

Languages
Afrikaans, English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para athletics in 2018 in Cape Town, South Africa.
Why this sport?
He played football prior to the diagnosis of his right leg impairment. He wanted to continue practising sports after knowing that there was a chance to compete at the Paralympic Games.
Training Regime
He trains up to four times a week at the Belville Velodrome in South Africa.

General interest

Hobbies
Supporting Spanish football club Real Madrid. (Facebook profile, 06 May 2019)
Most influential person in career
South African Para athlete Charl du Toit. (Athlete, 05 Nov 2019)
Hero / Idol
South African Para athlete Charl du Toit. (Athlete, 05 Nov 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"I don't let my impairment or anything else limit me in any way." (news24.com, 22 Jun 2019)
Ambitions
To compete at the Paralympic Games. (netwerk24.com, 07 Aug 2019)
Impairment
His right leg is shorter and disproportionate to his left leg. The condition was diagnosed after a football injury in 2017. "I stepped in a hole and pulled a muscle. In those weeks I had trials and had to attend the physio. Then I found out I have this problem. I went for tests and scans and found out I am impaired." (netwerk24.com, 07 Aug 2019; news24.com, 03 Aug 2019)