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WALSH Sarah
Sport Para athletics
NPC Australia   
GenderWomen
Age20
Place of BirthSydney, AUS
Height1.68 m
Weight 50 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T64, F64
Further Personal Information
Residence
Sydney, NSW, AUS
Occupation
Student
Languages
English
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began competing in para-athletics at age nine through her school.
Why this sport?
Her school teachers encouraged her to take part in competitions.
Name of coach
Brett Robinson [national], AUS
Senior International Debut
Year
2015
Competing for
Australia
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Doha, QAT
General Interest
Hobbies
Surfing. (paralympic.org.au, 2016)
Memorable sporting achievement
Finishing second at the 2014 Glasgow International Indoor Match in Scotland. (Athlete, 23 Oct 2015)
Most influential person in career
Coach Brett Robinson and her parents. (Athlete, 23 Oct 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Give it your all." (Athlete, 23 Oct 2015)
Other sports
She has played wheelchair basketball for the Sutherland Wheelie Sharks in New South Wales, Australia. (nswathletics.org.au, 10 Mar 2015)
Ambitions
To win medals at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (theleader.com.au, 07 Sep 2016)
Impairment
She was born without a fibula [calf bone] in her lower right leg. The limb was amputated below the knee when she was 18 months old. (nswathletics.org.au, 10 Mar 2015; Athlete, 23 Oct 2015)
Other information
HERITAGE
Both of her parents were born in Ireland. (paralympic.org.au, 2016)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
6 2016 Long Jump T44 4.82
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
6 2015 Long Jump T44 4.76
Heats 2015 100m T44 15.66
4 2017 Long Jump T44 4.85