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Ashley Telvave

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Intellectual impairment
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T20

Further personal information

Residence
Beau Bassin, MRI
Languages
Creole, English, French

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up athletics at age 10, and began focusing solely on the sport in 2015.
Why this sport?
Her paediatrician advised her to take up sport. She tried swimming, yoga, tai chi, and boxing, but at age 10 she decided to pursue wrestling and athletics. In 2015 she had to decide which sport to pursue seriously and chose athletics. "I always loved athletics."

International debut

Year
2016
Competing for
Mauritius

General interest

Hobbies
Listening to music. (Athlete, 07 Nov 2019)
Most influential person in career
Coach Jean Marie Bhugeerathee. (Athlete, 07 Nov 2019)
Hero / Idol
Mauritian sprinter Eric Milazar. (Athlete, 07 Nov 2019)
Injuries
She sustained an injury to her tibia in March 2017. (lemauricien.com, 01 Apr 2017)
Awards and honours
In 2016 and 2018 she was named Best Female Athlete with an Intellectual Impairment in Mauritius. (mauriceactu.mu, 11 Feb 2019; r1.mu, 04 Mar 2017)
Other sports
She competed in wrestling at the 2014 Hope Games in Mauritius. (sport.defimedia.info, 11 Jul 2016)
Impairment
She was born with chronic asthma and was hospitalised for one year shortly after birth. At age eight she underwent surgery for appendicitis, but the combination of asthma and the anaesthesia affected her brain and led to memory loss. (Athlete, 13 Jul 2017; sport.defimedia.info, 11 Jul 2016)

Results

Unit Date Rank
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 800 m T20 Final 1 2017-07-23 6