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GERBER David
Sport Para athletics
NPC France   
GenderMen
Age24
Place of BirthSaarbrücken, GER
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T13, F13
Further Personal Information
Residence
Lyon, FRA
Occupation
Accountant
Languages
French
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2008 at school.
Why this sport?
Sport was a way for him to overcome his impairment. "I was skilled at it at school, so I wanted to continue practising it."
Club / Team
Lyon Athletisme: France
Senior International Debut
Year
2018
Competing for
France
Tournament
European Championships
Location
Berlin, GER
General Interest
Hobbies
Video games, movies, music. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in long jump and bronze in the 100m at the 2015 European Para Youth Games in Varazdin, Croatia. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2018)
Hero / Idol
French Para athlete Marie-Amelie Le Fur, US long jumpers Mike Powell and Jesse Owens, Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2018)
Injuries
During the 2016 season he sustained a hamstring injury. He returned to training in November 2016. (Facebook page, 18 Nov 2016)

He missed almost nine months in 2014 due to injuries. (athletisme-handisport.org, 25 Nov 2015)
Impairment
He has congenital achromatopsia, which causes colour blindness. (ladepeche.fr, 27 Jun 2015)

Competition Highlights (historical)
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
10 2019 Long Jump T13 6.17
15 2019 100m T13 11.77
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
5 2018 Long Jump T13 6.30
10 2018 100m T13 11.82