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Sam Harding

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T12, F12

Further personal information

Residence
Canberra, ACT, AUS
Languages
English
Higher education
Massage Therapy - Wesley College: Perth, WA, AUS

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para athletics in 2009 through Wheelchair Sports Western Australia.
Why this sport?
He was interested in switching from cycling to athletics to compete at the Paralympic Games.
Club / Team
Western Creek Athletic Club: Australia
Name of coach
Philo Saunders [club], AUS

International debut

Year
2010
Competing for
Australia
Location
Lincoln, NE, USA

General interest

Other sports
He has competed in tandem cycling at state level in Australia. (paralympic.org.au, 30 Jan 2011)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Instagram profile, 23 Jul 2021)
Impairment
He has choroideremia, a rare hereditary eye condition that has caused him to lose most of his peripheral vision. (paralympic.org.au, 16 Jan 2011)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 800 m T13 Final 2011-01-28 5
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 800 m T13 Heat 1 2012-09-07 9999