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Sheldon Thomas

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T13, F12

Further personal information

Residence
Johannesburg, RSA
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
English
Higher education
University of Johannesburg: South Africa

Sport specific information

Club / Team
Sunward Athletic Club: Boksburg, RSA

General interest

Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo, and to achieve a time that meets the qualifying standard for the Olympic Games. (jacarandafm.com, 08 May 2017; makeachamp.com, 2016)
Impairment
In March 2015 he was diagnosed with Coats' disease, a rare congenital visual condition that has affected the blood vessels behind the retinas in both of his eyes. (jacarandafm.com, 08 May 2017; ncsasports.org, 12 Sep 2016)