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ORBAN Csaba
Sport Para athletics
NPC Hungary   
GenderMen
Age50
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Classification
T12, F12
Further Personal Information
Family
One daughter
Residence
Hungary
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Hungarian
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He was an athlete before his visual impairment took hold in his late twenties. In May 2009 at age 37, he began running again.
Name of coach
Judit Schiller-Kertesz [national]
Coach from which country?
Hungary
General Interest
Nicknames
Grasshopper (hparalimpia.hu, 26 May 2013)
Hobbies
Rock climbing. (globalexplorers.org, 10 Apr 2014)
Hero / Idol
US adventurer Erik Weihenmayer - the first visually impaired person to reach the summit of Mount Everest. (globalexplorers.org, 10 Apr 2014)
Impairment
At age 27 he began having blind spots in his vision. "The blind spots continued to spread, and the centre of vision was completely lost in both of my eyes." By 2011 he was legally blind. (saucony.hu, 12 Nov 2011)
Other information
NATIONAL FIRST
He became the first Hungarian to compete in a Paralympic marathon, when he took part in the men's T12 race at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (edzesonline.hu, 22 Apr 2013)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
12 2012 Marathon T12 3:01:02
Marathon World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
15 2015 Marathon T11/12 2:59:14