Abby Farrell

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T54

Further personal information

Occupation
Student
Languages
English
Higher education
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: United States

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began competing in Para athletics in 2014.

General interest

Awards and honours
In 2017 she was named a US Paralympics Track and Field High School All-American for the 200m, 400m, 800m and 1500m. (teamusa.org, 16 Oct 2017)
Other sports
She has played wheelchair basketball for the Denver Rolling Nuggets and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in the United States of America. She has also competed in mono-skiing at national level. (teamusa.org, 31 Jul 2017; gazette.com, 06 May 2016)
Famous relatives
Her mother Michelle Farrell [nee Dusserre] competed for the United States of America in artistic gymnastics. She won a silver medal in the team all-round event at the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles. Her father Matt Farrell has worked as a chief marketing officer for USA Swimming. (teamusa.org, 31 Jul 2017; sportsdeskonline, 28 Oct 2017)
Ambitions
To compete at the Paralympic Games. (teamusa.org, 31 Jul 2017)
Impairment
She was born with spina bifida. (teamusa.org, 31 Jul 2017)