Gaz Choudhry

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Gaz Choudry
Personal information
Birth name Gaz Choudhry
Nationality  United Kingdom
Born (1985-06-23) 23 June 1985 (age 33)
Karachi, Pakistan
Residence Ealing, London
Sport
Country Great Britain
Sport Wheelchair basketball
Event(s) Men's team
Club Capital City Aces
Team Bulldogs

Gaz Choudhry (born 23 June 1985) is a British wheelchair basketball player. He was selected to play for Paralympics GB in the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London.[1]

Personal life

Choudhry was born on 23 June 1985 in Karachi, Pakistan.[1] He was made an amputee (body extremity was removed due to trauma, prolonged constriction, or surgery) when he was ten years old.[2] He moved to Ealing in London with his family when he was thirteen, and attended Walford High School.[3]

Wheelchair basketball

Choudhry began playing wheelchair basketball at the age of thirteen, after seeing a roadshow from the Great Britain Wheelchair Basketball Association. Since then, he has been involved in the sport. He is a class 4.0 wheelchair basketball player.[2] When he competed at a young age, he represented Great Britain in many international tournaments. He won two gold and silver medals at a young age. He was chosen in the All Star team for the European Championships in Adana, southern Turkey.[1]

In 2008, Choudhry was chosen as a reserve for the 2008 Summer Paralympic Games, held in Beijing. Recently before that he had moved to play for a team in Porto Torres, Italy. Choudhry has only competed in two major championships, other than being a reserve (substitute) in the Beijing Paralympics of 2008. His first major championship was the 2010 World Wheelchair Basketball Championship.[1][2] This championship was held in Birmingham. Along with his team, Choudhry finished in fifth place; out of the medals. However, in 2011, he participated in the 2011 European Championships which were held in Nazareth, northern Israel. This championship was a victory for Great Britain, the team which Choudhry was playing in the championship. He won a gold medal.[1][2][4]

References

  1. ^ a b c d e "Gaz Choudhry". British Paralympic Association. Retrieved 20 August 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Gaz Choudhry". GBWBA. Retrieved 20 August 2012. 
  3. ^ "I'll do Ealing proud says wheelchair basketball Olympics hopeful". Ealing Gazette. Retrieved 2013-07-25. 
  4. ^ "Gaz Choudhry". Sheffield City of Sport. Retrieved 20 August 2012. 
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