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WITTKAMP Joseph Abraham
Sport Para powerlifting
NPC United States   
GenderMen
Age51
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Further Personal Information
Family
Wife Vanita
Occupation
Athlete, Veteran
Languages
English
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began competing in 1994 in Ohio, United States of America.
Why this sport?
A friend introduced him to the sport. "I love to train because it makes me feel good and keeps me healthy."
General Interest
Nicknames
Joe (chillicothegazette.com, 27 Jun 2014)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Don't give up. Don't feel sorry for yourself. Get out there and do something. Don't ever sit around and feel sorry for yourself." (chillicothegazette.com, 27 Jun 2014)
Other sports
He has competed in wheelchair softball and wheelchair basketball at national level in United States of America. (wheelchairsportsfederation.org, 18 Aug 2015; chillicothegazette.com, 27 Jun 2014)
Impairment
He was paralysed from the waist down after being involved in a car accident in 1993. (wsaz.com, 12 Feb 2014)
Other information
VETERAN
He served with the United States [US] Navy during the Gulf War in the early 1990s. (va.gov, 07 Jul 2010)

Competition Highlights (historical)
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
  2014 65kg  NoM