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Tim Angle

Paralympian 2008

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Athlete Bio

Hometown

Somerville

Education

Angle began competing in sailing when he was seven years old at the Pleon Yacht Club in Marblehead, Massachusetts.  By age eight, was skippering an Opti. He went on to sail in high school, but during his freshman year of college he lost his arm to bacterial meningitis. Angle returned to college and attempted to steer boats with his feet. Despite good speed against other college sailors, boat-handling in a 420 was a difficult challenge.  Thus, he took to coaching his school's team and deepened his education as a sailor while helping the team and other coaches. Angle began competing in sailing when he was seven years old at the Pleon Yacht Club in Marblehead, Massachusetts.  By age eight, was skippering an Opti. He went on to sail in high school, but during his freshman year of college he lost his arm to bacterial meningitis. Angle returned to college and attempted to steer boats with his feet. Despite good speed against other college sailors, boat-handling in a 420 was a difficult challenge.  Thus, he took to coaching his school's team and deepened his education as a sailor while helping the team and other coaches.

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