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Amy Carr

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Classification
T37, F37

Further personal information

Residence
Stockton-on-Tees, ENG
Languages
English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport in 2012.
Why this sport?
She was inspired to take up the sport after watching the 2012 Paralympic Games in London.
Club / Team
Middlesbrough Athletics Club: England
Name of coach
Rick Betts [club], from 2013; Paula Dunn [national], GBR
Training Regime
She trains on the track for two hours every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. She also has two training sessions in either the pool or gym a week.

General interest

Hobbies
Spending time with her friends. (sportsaid.org.uk, 24 Jul 2015)
Most influential person in career
Her mother. (gazettelive.co.uk, 20 Jul 2013)
Hero / Idol
British para-sprinter Jonnie Peacock. (sportsaid.org.uk, 24 Jul 2015)
Awards and honours
She was named the 2015 Club Athlete of the Year by Middlesbrough AC in England. (middlesbroughac.org.uk, 2015)

She was named the 2014 Young Sportsperson of the Year for the Central and North Disabled Athlete category by OCS Sport. (gazettelive.co.uk, 02 Dec 2014)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games. (sportsaid.org.uk, 24 Jul 2015)
Impairment
She has cerebral palsy which affects the right side of her body. (middlesbroughac.org.uk, 18 Oct 2014)