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BÍSCH Beat
Sport Para athletics, Para-Cycling
NPC Switzerland   
GenderMen
Age46
Place of BirthGrosswangen, SUI
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T52
Further Personal Information
Residence
Nottwil, SUI
Occupation
Athlete, Consultant
Languages
German
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 1998.
Club / Team
RC Zentralschweiz : Kriens, SUI
Name of coach
Beat Fah [national], SUI
Senior International Debut
Year
1998
Competing for
Switzerland
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Birmingham, ENG
General Interest
Injuries
He had shoulder surgery in August 2016. (beatboesch.ch, 30 Dec 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Use your opportunities." (luzern.panathlon.ch, 10 Feb 2015)
Awards and honours
He was the flag bearer for Switzerland at the opening ceremony of the 2018 European Championships in Berlin, Germany. (IPC, 20 Aug 2018)

In 2015 he received the Prix Chapeau from Panathlon-Club Luzern in Switzerland for outstanding achievement in sport. (luzern.panathlon.ch, 10 Feb 2015)

He was presented with a special achievement award for his performances in 2014 by the Swiss Paralympic Committee. (swissparalympic.ch, 24 Oct 2014)

He was Switzerland's flag bearer at the opening ceremony of the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (willisauerbote.ch, 30 Aug 2012)
Impairment
He has tetraplegia as the result of a gymnastics accident in 1996. (beatboesch.ch, 30 Dec 2016)
Other information
OCCUPATION
He has worked as a polygraph [lie detector] examiner. (swissparalympic.ch, 20 Oct 2015)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall) - Para athletics
Rank Year Event Result
Semifinal 2000 100m T52 18.82
8 2000 200m T52 36.00
8 2000 400m T52 1:12.34
Semifinal 2000 800m T52 2:18.57
2 2004 100m T52 17.69 
3 2004 200m T52 32.35 
8 2004 400m T52 1:06.63 
2 2008 200m T52 31.41
10 2008 400m T52 1:05.60
2 2008 100m T52 17.51
4 2012 100m T52 18.41
6 2012 400m T52 1:07.72
4 2012 200m T52 32.75
5 2016 100m T52 18.19
Round 1 2016 400m T52 1:03.73
World Championships - Para athletics
Rank Year Event Result
3 1998 100m T52 19.98
4 1998 200m T52 36.07
4 1998 400m T52 1:27.15
1 1998 4 x 100m Relay T51-53 1:19.79
1 1998 4 x 400m Relay T51-53 5:08.89
3 2002 100m T52 18.72
2 2002 200m T52 34.88
1 2002 400m T52 1:05.19
2 2006 100m T52 17.82
2 2006 200m T52 31.91
7 2006 400m T52 1:09.84
9 2006 800m T52 2:27.12
1 2011 200m T52 32.54
2 2011 100m T52 17.74
  2011 5000m T52  DNF
6 2011 400m T52 1:03.96
6 2011 800m T52 2:18.15
4 2013 100m T52 18.24
4 2013 200m T52 33.28
7 2013 400m T52 1:07.58
3 2015 100m T52 17.84
6 2015 400m T52 1:07.83
7 2017 400m T52 1:04.83
4 2017 100m T52 18.00
European Championships - Para athletics
Rank Year Event Result
2 2014 400m T52 1:07.15
1 2014 100m T52 18.62
1 2016 100m T52 18.72
2 2016 400m T52 1:03.50
2 2018 100m T52 18.60
  2018 1500m T52  DNF
3 2018 400m T52 1:09.54