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DOYLE Taylor
Sport Para athletics
NPC Australia   
GenderWomen
Age25
Place of BirthSydney, AUS
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Impaired range of motion
Classification
T38
Further Personal Information
Residence
Sydney, NSW, AUS
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport at age nine through the Little Athletics programme for children in Australia.
Why this sport?
After trying Little Athletics, she never looked back and continued to forge a life in sport.
Club / Team
Girraween Athletics Club: Sydney, NSW, AUS
Name of coach
Greg Smith
Senior International Debut
Year
2011
Competing for
Australia
Location
Athens, GRE
General Interest
Hobbies
Singing, tenpin bowling. (paralympic.org.au, 2016)
Memorable sporting achievement
Setting a personal best to win gold in the long jump at the 2015 Australian Championships. (paralympic.org.au, 2016)
Hero / Idol
Australian hurdler Sally Pearson. (paralympic.org.au, 2016)
Impairment
She was diagnosed with tuberous sclerosis at birth, a condition which causes epilepsy and seizures on a daily basis. She has around five seizures a day, reduced from as many as 20 a day when she was a toddler. At age 21 she underwent surgery which was successful in stopping her seizures. However she sustained a brain injury that affects her mobility, resulting in her be reclassified from T20 to T38. (dailytelegraph.com.au, 24 May 2011; dailytelegraph.com.au, 13 Sep 2016; paralympic.org.au, 2016)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
2 2016 Long Jump T38 4.62
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
9 2013 Long Jump T20 4.41
7 2015 100m T38 14.29
5 2015 Long Jump T38 4.28
Commonwealth Games
Rank Year Event Result
3 2018 Long Jump T38 4.22