Blake Leeper

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Blake Leeper
2012 Paralympics Men's 400m T44 Victory Ceremony.jpg
Leeper (left) at the 2012 Paralympics Men's 400m T44 victory ceremony.
Personal information
Born August 31, 1989 (1989-08-31) (age 26)[1]
Residence Chula Vista, California, USA[1]

Blake Leeper (born August 31, 1989) is a United States Paralympic athlete. He was born in Kingsport, Tennessee with both legs missing below the knee, and has worn prosthetics since nine months of age. In his childhood, Blake participated in various sports, baseball, basketball etc. with his dad coaching. Blake credits his outstanding positive attitude to his family. He studies medicine at the University of Tennessee.[1]

Leeper made his international debut in 2009 at Rio de Janeiro. In 2011 he won a silver medal in the World Championships 4 x 100m Relay T42-46 classification with a time of 42.84. In the 2012 Paralympic Games, he won an individual silver medal in the 400 meter T44 event and a bronze medal in the 200m T44 event with a time of 22.46.[2]

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  1. ^ a b c "LEEPER Blake". Athlete Biographies. Retrieved September 6, 2012. 
  2. ^ Bensch, Bob (September 8, 2012). "Pistorius Wins 400 Meters for First Paralympics Individual Gold". Bloomberg News. Retrieved September 8, 2012.