Anthony Gotts

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Impaired muscle power
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T54, F54

Further personal information

Residence
Rossendale, ENG
Languages
English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up para-athletics at the Rochdale Harriers club in England.
Why this sport?
He wanted to return to competing in athletics after his accident.
Club / Team
Weir Archer Academy: London, ENG
Name of coach
Jenny Archer [club], GBR, from 2013; Paula Dunn [national], GBR

General interest

Injuries
In May 2013 he was hit by a car while crossing a road in his wheelchair in Haslingden, England. He sustained cuts to his face and arm, and dislocated his shoulder and collarbone. His 16,000 GBP wheelchair was also damaged. The driver pleaded guilty to driving without due care. (accringtonobserver.co.uk, 03 May 2013)
Other sports
Before his accident, he competed in athletics and was aiming to participate at the trials for the 2012 Olympic Games in London. (accringtonobserver.co.uk, 03 May 2013)
Impairment
He broke his pelvis and tore the muscles in his legs in a long jumping accident, which resulted in paraplegia. (accringtonobserver.co.uk, 03 May 2013)