Athlete Biography

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency

Origin of Impairment
Congenital - Illness

Impairment Details
He was born with bilateral radial club hands. His right arm is seven inches shorter than his left due to the absence of half his radius bone

Start of sporting career
He began competing in para-triathlon in 2013 at age 16.

Reason for taking up this sport
He ran in local road races with his parents from a young age.

B>Ambitions
To compete at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro and the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo.

Training
“Sports is my life and every day I train.” (canada.com, 24 Jun 2013)

Awards
In 2013 he was named the Canadian Male Para Triathlete of the Year and the Alberta Male Para Triathlete of the Year. (triathloncanada.com, 29 Mar 2014)

General
CYCLING TROUBLES
He finds the cycling component of the triathlon harder due to his impairment. He has a shortened right forearm and his hand lacks grip strength and normal function, making it harder to change gears and brake. He had his bike modified to accommodate his needs, allowing him to brake and change gear with his left hand, after a para-cycling training camp in Canada with national coach Stephen Burke.

Club
University of Calgary Athletic Club, Canada

Sporting Famous Relatives
His older brother Christian, who has cerebral palsy, also competes in para-swimming and is a part of Swim Canada’s national development team. His father, Chris Daniel, is a former international football player and triathlon representative.


Social Media
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Competition Highlights

RankEventYearLocationResult
World Championships
2PT42014Edmonton, AB, CAN1:02:29
3TRI-42013London, GBR1:07:42

 

Athlete Tri Entry Year: 2013 for Canada, World Championships (London)

Athlete Other Sports: He has competed in para-swimming at national and international competitions since age 12 and also competes in para cross-country and track.

Athlete Coach: Alan Carlsson [national]; Stephen Burke [cycling]

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