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Abigail Birch

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Short stature
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T41, F41

Further personal information

Residence
Penzance, ENG
Languages
English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began Para athletics in 2015.
Why this sport?
She began Para athletics after being bullied at school. "With my sports I can just build up my confidence by just doing something as well as being at school. So if I get angry I can use that to help me throw further because I am just using the aggression."
Club / Team
Cornwall Athletic Club: England
Name of coach
Mo Pearson [personal]

General interest

Hobbies
Listening to music. (cornwallsportspartnership.co.uk, 01 Mar 2018)
Injuries
She injured her ankle in October 2018 and underwent five months of rehabilitation. (gofundme.com, 04 Mar 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Despite disabilities you can still achieve your dreams." (cornwallsportspartnership.co.uk, 01 Mar 2018)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo and the 2024 Paralympic Games in Paris. (cornwalllive.com, 09 Jun 2019; Facebook page, 04 Dec 2019)
Impairment
She has hypochondroplasia and is a person of short stature. (cornwallsportspartnership.co.uk, 01 Mar 2018)