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Stephen Osborne

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T51

Further personal information

Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English
Higher education
Trade - Carpenter

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para athletics in 2011.
Why this sport?
He enjoyed playing wheelchair rugby, but after being introduced to Para athletics by a friend, he decided he wanted to compete in an individual sport.
Club / Team
Dartford Harriers: England
Name of coach
Paula Dunn [national], GBR; Jenni Banks [personal], AUS, from 2013

General interest

Injuries
An illness forced him to withdraw from the T51 400m semifinal at the 2015 World Championships in Doha, Qatar. (paralympics.org.uk, 30 Oct 2015)
Other sports
He played wheelchair rugby for 15 years before switching to Para athletics. He has also competed in the Liverpool Triathlon in England. (paralympics.org.uk, 27 Aug 2012; gravesendreporter.co.uk, 30 Aug 2012)
Impairment
He was involved in a car accident at age 19 in which he broke his neck. (gravesendreporter.co.uk, 30 Aug 2012)

Results

Unit Date Rank
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T51 Final Round 2012-09-03 5
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T51 Final 1 2013-07-22 6
Men's 200 m T51 Final 1 2013-07-26 4
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T51 Heat 2 2015-10-27 3
Men's 100 m T51 Final 1 2015-10-27 4
Men's 400 m T51 Heat 1 2015-10-30 9999
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T51 Final Round 2016-09-13 6
Men's 400 m T51 Final Round 2016-09-17 5