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Zachary Shaw

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Classification
T12, F12

Further personal information

Residence
Loughborough, ENG
Occupation
Athlete, Model, Personal Trainer
Languages
English
Higher education
Sheffield Hallam University: England

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began athletics training in the late part of 2013 at Cleethorpes Athletic Club in England.
Why this sport?
"During secondary school I got notified about a Playground to Podium scheme run by British Athletics and my teacher recommended that I tried it."
Club / Team
Cleethorpes Athletic Club: England
Name of coach
Leon Baptiste [personal], GBR, from 2018

International debut

Year
2015
Competing for
Great Britain

General interest

Nicknames
Zac (Twitter profile, 29 Jun 2018)
Most influential person in career
His mother. (sportsaid.org.uk, 2015)
Hero / Idol
Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo, Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt. (grimsbytelegraph.co.uk, 26 Aug 2015; sportsaid.org.uk, 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"If you work as hard as you can every single day and put everything into it, you might not achieve what you want to but you'll never have any regrets." (travellingpeach.com, 23 Oct 2018)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (grimsbytelegraph.co.uk, 06 Jul 2019)
Impairment
At age 13 he was diagnosed with Stargardt disease. His peripheral vision is not affected, but he has less than 10% central vision. "I have no vision in the centre of my eyes, so things disappear in the middle. My left eye is slightly worse than my right, it's like I'm looking through a fog." (grimsbytelegraph.co.uk, 06 Jul 2019; rnib.org.uk, 17 Feb 2017; britishathletics.org.uk, 19 Oct 2015)
Other information
PERSONAL TRAINER
He runs 24 Fitness, an online personal training and nutrition service. (zacshaw.co.uk, 07 Dec 2018)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T13 Heat 1 2015-10-23 5
Men's 100 m T13 Final 1 2015-10-24 6
Men's 200 m T13 Heat 3 2015-10-25 7
Men's 200 m T13 Final 1 2015-10-26 6
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T12 Heat 1 2017-07-14 4
Men's 100 m T12 Semifinal 1 2017-07-15 7
Men's 200 m T12 Heat 1 2017-07-19 4
Men's 200 m T12 Semifinal 1 2017-07-20 6