Krige Schabort

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  • Year of birth: 1963
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Given NameKrige
Family NameSchabort
Year of Birth1963
Place of BirthSomerset West, South Africa
Place of ResidenceCedartown USA
Other Sports CompetedHe competed in the marathon event at the 1992, 2000 and 2012 Paralympic Games. Before taking up wheelchair racing in 1998, he broke South African swimming records and played wheelchair basketball.
InjuriesIn October 2011 he was involved in a hit-and-run accident while out cycling with his two sons. His bicycle was destroyed and he was thrown into a ditch suffering facial lacerations and a stiff neck.
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Krige is a military veteran from the South African Engeneering Corps, and lost both his legs in a war in Angola. The Rio Paralympics will mark his sixth Games, representing two different countries and competing in two different sports. Schabort started his athletic career off as a South African Paralympian in 1992, where he won bronze medal in the marathon. He continued his marathon success in 1996, 2000 where he finished second, 2004 and 2012.

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