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HARDING Sam
Sport Para athletics
NPC Australia   
GenderMen
Age27
Height1.79 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T13, F13
Further Personal Information
Residence
Canberra, ACT, AUS
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English
Higher education
Massage Therapy - Wesley College: Perth, WA, AUS
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up para-athletics in late 2009 through Wheelchair Sports Western Australia.
Why this sport?
He was interested in switching from cycling to athletics to compete at the Paralympic Games.
Name of coach
Iryna Dvoskina [national], UKR
Training Regime
He trains at the Australian Institute of Sport [AIS] in Canberra, ACT, Australia.
Senior International Debut
Year
2010
Competing for
Australia
Location
Lincoln, NE, USA
General Interest
Most influential person in career
His coach Iryna Dvoskina, and Australian Paralympians Evan O'Hanlon and Heath Francis. (paralympic.org.au, 16 Jan 2011)
Other sports
He has competed in tandem cycling at state level. (paralympic.org.au, 30 Jan 2011)
Impairment
He has choroideremia, a rare hereditary eye condition that has caused him to lose most of his peripheral vision. (paralympic.org.au, 16 Jan 2011)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
Round 1 2012 800m T13  DNS
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
5 2011 800m T13 2:00.28