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LAFOREST Edgar
Sport Sitting Volleyball
NPC United States   
GenderMen
Age51
Place of BirthSan Juan, PUR
Height1.85 m
Weight 88 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
D
Further Personal Information
Family
Wife Frances, daughters Kiara, Eileen and Keymarie
Residence
San Juan, PUR
Languages
English, Spanish
Higher education
Biology - University of Puerto Rico: San Juan, PUR
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began playing able-bodied volleyball in 1980 in Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico.
Name of coach
Greg Walker [national]
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Outside hitter
General Interest
Hobbies
Boating, scuba diving (sites.uco.edu, 24 Oct 2016)
Most influential person in career
His father. (sites.uco.edu, 24 Oct 2016)
Other sports
Prior to his accident he played able-bodied volleyball at national level in Puerto Rico. (fivb.org, 02 Aug 2011)
Impairment
He was hit by a drunk driver in 1998, which resulted in a permanent knee injury. (fivb.org, 02 Aug 2011; teamusa.org, 01 Oct 2016)
Other information
REFEREE
He referees at international able-bodied volleyball competitions. He refereed at the 2016 NORECA Women's U20 Continental Championships in Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States of America. (norceca.net, 26 Jul 2016; primerahora.com, 05 Sep 2016)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
8 2016 Team