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CLEAVER Erin
Sport Para athletics
NPC Australia   
GenderWomen
Age18
Place of BirthTamworth, AUS
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T38
Further Personal Information
Residence
Charlestown, NSW, AUS
Occupation
Student
Languages
English
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up athletics at primary school in Barraba, NSW, Australia. She began competing in 2013.
Why this sport?
Her doctor encouraged her to take up Para athletics.
Club / Team
New South Wales Institute of Sport [NSWIS]: Sydney, NSW, AUS
Name of coach
Shaun Fletcher [personal], AUS
Senior International Debut
Year
2015
Competing for
Australia
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Doha, QAT
General Interest
Hobbies
Spending time with family, outdoor activities, going to the cinema, travel. (athletics.com.au, 2017)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (athletics.com.au, 2017)
Most influential person in career
Coach Shaun Fletcher. (paralympic.org.au, 2016)
Awards and honours
She was named the 2016 Sportsperson of the Year by Hunter Sports High School in Gateshead, NSW, Australia. (theherald.com.au, 21 Nov 2016)

She received the 2015 Outstanding Individual Performance by an Academy Athlete award from the Hunter Academy of Sport in Newcastle, NSW, Australia. (newcastlestar.com.au, 04 Dec 2015)
Ambitions
To have a career in coaching and occupational therapy. (athletics.com.au, 2017)
Impairment
She was born with right-sided hemiplegia, which affects the movement in her right arm and leg. (nswathletics.org.au, 19 Oct 2015)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
5 2016 Long Jump T38 4.51
3 2016 4 x 100m Relay T35-38 55.09
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
6 2015 100m T38 13.92
4 2015 Long Jump T38 4.45
  2015 4 x 100m Relay T35-38  DSQ
2 2017 Long Jump T38 4.61
7 2017 100m T38 14.30
Commonwealth Games
Rank Year Event Result
2 2018 Long Jump T38 4.36
5 2018 100m T38 14.43