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BERRY Daniel
Sport Para athletics
NPC Australia   
GenderMen
Age28
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Classification
T36, F36
Further Personal Information
Residence
Sydney, NSW, AUS
Occupation
Student
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began competing in 2008.
Why this sport?
Two years after he was diagnosed with cancer he attended a paralympic talent search day. It was there he was encouraged to try football and athletics.
Name of coach
Matt Rawlins, Robbie Boulton [national]
Training Regime
He does altitude training in the Snowy Mountains to improve his fitness.
Senior International Debut
Year
2011
Competing for
Australia
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement
In athletics, winning a gold in the long jump at open nationals. In football, scoring his first international goal. (paralympic.org.au, 19 Jan 2012)
Hero / Idol
His parents. (paralympic.org.au, 19 Jan 2012)
Awards and honours
He won the 2010 Hills Shire Challenge and Change Award. (hills-shire-times.whereilive.com.au, 02 Oct 2010)
Other sports
He plays in the Australian National CP Football Squad. (paralympic.org.au, 19 Jan 2012)
Impairment
He recovered from a brain tumour in 2008 after two brain operations and radiotherapy. (hillsnews.com.au, 19 Oct 2010, hills-shire-times.whereilive.com.au, 02 Oct 2010)

Competition Highlights (historical)
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
7 2011 1500m T36 4:56.93
9 2011 800m T36 2:30.60