Stephen Handley

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T43

Further personal information

Residence
Norway
Occupation
Business Owner, Veteran
Languages
English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up para-athletics in 2012 while in rehabilitation at Headley Court Military Hospital in England.
Why this sport?
He attended a track day organised by the hospital to support the rehabilitation of injured soldiers, and was spotted by a talent scout.

General interest

Sporting philosophy / motto
"I believe that when one door shuts, another door opens." (walesonline.co.uk, 10 Mar 2014)
Other sports
He has competed in para-powerlifting at national level. (britishweightlifting.org/, 17 Apr 2015)
Impairment
He lost both his legs in May 2012 after stepping on an explosive device while serving as a soldier in Afghanistan. (channel4.com, 03 Apr 2014)
Other information
OCCUPATION
He runs a gym named Nordic Power Zone in Lyngdal, Norway. (Facebook profile, 16 Aug 2016)