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FLAVELL Joe
Sport Para athletics
NPC New Zealand   
GenderMen
Age43
Place of BirthRotorua, NZL
Height1.79 m
Weight 105 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T42, F42
Further Personal Information
Family
Wife Jade, children Taonga, Marino, Hinekihawai and Amarita
Residence
Auckland, NZL
Languages
English
Higher education
Forestry Studies - Waiariki Institute of Technology: Rotorua, NZL
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began the sport in 2009, at age 32, in Auckland, New Zealand.
Why this sport?
He wanted to return to competitive sport following his injury.
Club / Team
Auckland City Athletics: Auckland, NZL
Name of coach
Sonia Slade, Matt Dallow
Coach from what year?
2009 [Slade]
Senior International Debut
Year
2011
Competing for
New Zealand
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Christchurch
General Interest
Hobbies
Fishing, basketball, going on walks with his family. (Athlete, 14 Dec 2010)
Memorable sporting achievement
Qualifying for the 2011 World Championships. (Athlete, 14 Dec 2010)
Injuries
In July 2003 he broke his right arm playing rugby league. He required plates and screws which are still in his arm. The injury happened on a Wednesday and he played the following Saturday.
(Athlete, 14 Dec 2010)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Train hard and play harder." (Athlete, 14 Dec 2010)
Other sports
He is a former New Zealand Maori rugby league player and was a member of the Warriors development squad. He now plays wheelchair table tennis and wheelchair archery.(ipcathleticsworldchamps.com, 04 Nov 2010, Athlete, 14 Dec 2010)
Famous relatives
He is related to Troy Flavell, an All Black rugby union player for New Zealand. (Athlete, 14 Dec 2010)
Impairment
He lost his left leg in an accident involving a van and a logging truck in 2008. The leg was amputated above the knee. His right leg was broken in three places and he has rods in his femur and tibia. (odt.co.nz, 04 Nov 2010, Athlete, 14 Dec 2010)

Competition Highlights (historical)
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
7 2011 Shot Put F42 11.17