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Runar Steinstad

Athletics
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T63, F63

Further personal information

Family
Children Lea and Gard
Residence
Sandefjord, NOR
Occupation
Sports Administrator
Languages
German, Norwegian, English
Higher education
Electrical Engineering - Telemark University College: Porsgrunn, NOR

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 1996 at a running clinic in Oslo, Norway.
Club / Team
IL Runar: Sandefjord, NOR
Name of coach
Paul Andre Solberg [national], NOR

International debut

Year
1997
Competing for
Norway
Location
Chula Vista, CA, USA

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (Athlete, 22 Oct 2015)
Most influential person in career
Danish F42 javelin thrower Jakob Mathiasen. (Athlete, 22 Oct 2015)
Hero / Idol
Norwegian alpine skier Erik Haker. (Athlete, 22 Oct 2015)
Injuries
In 2007 he injured his shoulder which resulted in surgery and took him 10 months to recover. In 2008 another shoulder injury kept him out of action for seven weeks. (Athlete, 29 Dec 2010)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Don't be careful. Take chances. Live life now." (Athlete, 24 Apr 2012)
Impairment
His left leg was amputated above the knee at age 14 because of osteosarcoma [bone cancer]. (Athlete, 22 Oct 2015; aftenposten.no, 29 Aug 2008)
Other information
OCCUPATION
He works as a Para sports manager for the Norwegian Athletics Association. (Facebook profile, 13 Sep 2016)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics World Championships Birmingham 1998 (Birmingham, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T42 Heat 2 4
Men's Long Jump F42 Final Round 9
Men's 100 m T42 Final Round 7
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Javelin F42/44 Final Round 10
IPC Athletics World Championships Assen 2006 (Assen, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Javelin F42 Final Round 3
Athens 2004 Paralympic Games (Athens, Greece)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Javelin F42 Final Round 6
IPC Athletics World Championships Villeneuve d'Ascq 2002 (Villeneuve d'Ascq, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Javelin F42 Final Round 6
Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games (Sydney, Australia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Javelin F42 Final Round 7
Men's Long Jump F42 Final Round 8
Men's 100 m T42 Heat 1 6
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Javelin F42 Final 2011-01-23 2
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Javelin F42 Final Round 2012-09-07 3
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Javelin F42 Final 1 2013-07-25 3
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Javelin F44 Final 1 2015-10-30 8
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Javelin F44 Final Round 2016-09-09 11