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Zachary Gingras

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T38

Further personal information

Residence
Victoria, BC, CAN
Occupation
Student
Languages
English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport at age 15 in Toronto, ON, Canada.
Why this sport?
"I had always taken interest to running throughout my life, and I always ran against able-bodied opponents. So when I discovered Para athletics, I knew I had to get into it."
Club / Team
I Be Fast Track Club: Toronto, ON, CAN
Name of coach
Heather Hennigar [national], CAN
Training Regime
He trains at the Athletics Canada West Hub, based at the Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence [PISE] in Victoria, BC, Canada.

General interest

Nicknames
Zach (Instagram profile, 17 Nov 2019)
Hobbies
Video games, practising sports. (Athlete, 11 Nov 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a silver medal in the T38 400m at the 2019 Parapan American Games in Lima, Peru. (Athlete, 11 Nov 2019)
Most influential person in career
His elementary school gym teacher, Mari Ellery. (Athlete, 11 Nov 2019)
Hero / Idol
Canadian sprinter Andre De Grasse. (Athlete, 11 Nov 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"You get out what you put in." (Athlete, 11 Nov 2019)
Awards and honours
He was Canada's flag bearer at the opening ceremony of the 2018 CPISRA World Games in Sant Cugat del Valles, Spain. (braceworks.ca, 09 Aug 2019)
Other sports
He has participated in training camps with the Canadian national Para football [seven-a-side] team. (canadasoccer.com, 11 Mar 2017; Athlete, 11 Nov 2019)
Impairment
He has cerebral palsy. (Athlete, 11 Nov 2019)