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RATTENBURY Chris
Sport Para powerlifting
NPC Great Britain   
GenderMen
Age41
Place of BirthStoke Mandeville, ENG
Weight 87 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Further Personal Information
Residence
Aylesbury, ENG
Languages
English
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began the sport at age 18.
Why this sport?
He believed that he would not achieve any great success in his original 100m wheelchair sprinting event, so he switched to powerlifting. "Anyone can push a wheelchair for 100m. But I think there's also an element of being in control with power lifting which adds to the excitement. Just think you've got 160 kilos in your arms and if you weren't focused and in control you could drop it and it could land on your chest. It's a great spectator sport - a showman's sport."
General Interest
Hobbies
Wheelchair basketball. (rhapsodyinwords.com, 17 Feb 2016)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, India. (wheelpower.org.uk, 22 Nov 2013)
Other sports
He has competed in wheelchair racing. (efds.net, 17 Aug 2010)
Impairment
He has spina bifida. (rhapsodyinwords.com, 17 Feb 2016)
Other information
OTHER ACTIVITIES
He serves as an ambassador for WheelPower, a national wheelchair sports organisation based in Stoke Mandeville, England. He also volunteered at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (rhapsodyinwords.com, 17 Feb 2016; wheelpower.org.uk, 22 Nov 2013)

Competition Highlights (historical)
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
12 2002 90kg 157.5
14 2006 82.5kg 155.0
13 2014 97kg 166.0
Commonwealth Games
Rank Year Event Result
15 2010 Bench Press 147.3
European Open Championships
Rank Year Event Result
6 2013 97kg 171