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Pieter du Preez

Athelete Bio

DOB

1980

6

Gold

7

Silver

4

Bronze

Personal

2 x Paralympian 2012, 2020
16 x World Championships (para-athletics, road cycling)

Para-athletics
 Para-cycling

Major Medals

1 Paralympics (1 Gold 2020)
2 IPC Athletics World Championships (1 Silver 2011, 1 Bronze 2011)

14 Road World Championships (5 Gold 2014, 2015, 2017, 2021; 6 Silver 2014, 2017, 2018, 2021, 2022; 3 Bronze 2019, 2022, 2023)
Also: 7 x winner of Berlin Marathon

About

He is the first quadriplegic athlete to complete an Ironman and in September 2021 won a hand cycling gold medal at the Tokyo Paralympics. At age 23 he was cycling to a chiropractic appointment when he was hit by a car. His injuries resulted in C6 quadriplegia. He was also born with a degenerative eye disease.