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SMEDSTAD Martin
Sport Para athletics
NPC Norway   
GenderMen
Age41
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Further Personal Information
Languages
Norwegian
Sport Specific Information
Why this sport?
He has always been very active, training in martial arts and hiking. After he was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa he became more passive. "I'd been very inactive for a while, but through the RP-Team I got access to guides and someone to train with, which brought my motivation back."
Club / Team
SK Vidar: Norway
General Interest
Injuries
In 2014 he fell from a porch in September, injuring both his collarbone and shoulder. (side2.no, 19 Sep 2014)
Impairment
He has retinitis pigmentosa, diagnosed at age 23. "My eyesight gets worse, but I don't know when or if I'll be completely blind." (dagbladet.no, 11 Jul 2012; vl.no, 26 Feb 2016; nrk.no, 19 Dec 2012)

Competition Highlights (historical)
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
11 2016 Javelin Throw F13 32.47