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Scott Winkler

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
F55

Further personal information

Family
Wife Brandi
Residence
Augusta, GA, USA
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He was introduced to discus and shot put at the 2006 United States Olympic Committee [USOC] Paralympic Military Sports Camp.

General interest

Hobbies
Fishing. (Time Magazine, 9 May 2007)
Injuries
He had to have his right triceps surgically repaired when he hyperextended his elbow during a throw at the 2011 Parapan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico. (chronicle.augusta.com, 22 Jun 2012)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"If you believe you can achieve." (huffingtonpost.com, 31 Aug 2012)
Other sports
He has played wheelchair basketball for the Walton Blazing Bulldogs in Augusta, GA, United States. (USOC Pressbox, 28 Jun 2007)
Ambitions
To win a Paralympic gold medal. (pva.org, 10 Sep 2012)
Impairment
He was injured while serving in Tikrit, Iraq in 2003. He fell off an ammunition truck and damaged his spine, which resulted in paraplegia. (US Paralympics, paralympic.org, 11 Mar 2010)
Other information
MILITARY SERVICE
He became a service technician for the US Army a few years after leaving high school. He took a two-year break from service in the late 1990s, but realised it was where he felt he belonged so he returned to service until his injury in 2003. (US Paralympics, 11 Mar 2010)

COMMUNITY WORK
He is a co-founder of Champions Made from Adversity [CMFA], a non-profit organisation that provides sports and leisure activities for people with a physical impairment and their families. (US Paralympics, 11 Mar 2010, cmfa.us, 31 Aug 2012)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Shot Put F55/56 Final Round 5
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Shot Put F54-56 Final 2011-01-26 8
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Shot Put F54-56 Final Round 2012-09-01 13
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Shot Put F54/55 Final 1 2013-07-27 3