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Abbie Hunnisett

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
RR2, F32

Further personal information

Residence
East Grinstead, ENG
Languages
English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began throwing the club in 2008 at Treloar School and College in Hampshire, England. She met coach Camilla Thrush at an event in 2012, and was introduced to the Weir Archer Academy at the same time.
Why this sport?
Having enjoyed dressage as a child, she was inspired to take up throwing events seriously after watching the 2012 Paralympic Games in London.

General interest

Hero / Idol
British wheelchair racer David Weir. (sportsaid.org.uk, 10 Aug 2015)
Awards and honours
She was named the 2015 Sports Star of the Year by the East Grinstead Courier newspaper in England. (eastgrinsteadcourier.co.uk, 28 Jan 2016)

She received a Junior Athletics Award at the 2012 Nationwide Disability Sports Awards in the United Kingdom. (bbc.co.uk, 07 Dec 2012)
Ambitions
To win a gold medal at the Paralympic Games. (cpsport.org, 14 Apr 2017)
Impairment
She has cerebral palsy and is unable to walk long distances as a result of her brain being starved of oxygen at birth. (kentonline.co.uk, 22 Aug 2016; sportsaid.org.uk, 10 Aug 2015)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Club Throw F32 Final 1 2015-10-22 3
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Club Throw F32 Final Round 2016-09-09 4
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Club Throw F32 Final 1 2017-07-14 8