Fairbank (front) at the 2006 World Championships
27 July 1971 |
Hienghène, New Caledonia, France
Fairbank first competed in the Paralympics in 2000 in Sydney where he won a gold in the T53 200m, a silver in the T53 400m and a bronze in the T53 800m, he also competed in the T54 Marathon. Four years later in Athens he again competed in the 200m, 400m and 800m but was unable to win a medal in these, however he did help the French team to a silver in the T53-54 4 × 400 m and a bronze in the T53-54 4 × 100 m. In 2008 in Beijing he again missed out in the individual events but again helped the French team to a bronze in the T53-54 4 × 400 m. In London 2012, he won no medals, though he did qualify for the final of the 800m, finishing 7th.
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