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Amy Simmons

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T53, F54

Further personal information

Residence
Mesquite, TX, USA
Occupation
Occupational Therapist
Languages
English
Higher education
Occupational Therapy - Texas Woman's University: Denton, TX, USA

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began competing in para-athletics in 2011.
Why this sport?
While at a wheelchair rugby tournament she met a para-athlete [thrower] who suggested she try the sport.

General interest

Sporting philosophy / motto
"I'm one of those people that if you tell me I can't, I will say watch me." (cbslocal.com, 26 Jun 2012)
Impairment
In November 2002 she lost control of her truck, skidded in gravel and rolled five times, the vehicle coming to rest on its side. The accident paralysed her from the ribs down. (dallasnews.com, Jul 2013)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Shot Put F54 Final 1 2013-07-22 10
Women's Discus Throw F54-56 Final 1 2013-07-23 8
Women's Javelin F54-56 Final 1 2013-07-25 9