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OSBORNE Stephen
Sport Para athletics
NPC Great Britain   
GenderMen
Age55
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T51
Further Personal Information
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para athletics in 2011.
Why this sport?
He enjoyed playing wheelchair rugby, but after being introduced to Para athletics by a friend, he decided he wanted to compete in an individual sport.
Club / Team
Dartford Harriers: England
Name of coach
Paula Dunn [national], GBR; Jenni Banks [personal], AUS, from 2013
General Interest
Injuries
An illness forced him to withdraw from the T51 400m semifinal at the 2015 World Championships in Doha, Qatar. (paralympics.org.uk, 30 Oct 2015)
Other sports
He played wheelchair rugby for 15 years before switching to Para athletics. He has also competed in the Liverpool Triathlon in England. (paralympics.org.uk, 27 Aug 2012; gravesendreporter.co.uk, 30 Aug 2012)
Impairment
He was involved in a car accident at age 19 in which he broke his neck. (gravesendreporter.co.uk, 30 Aug 2012)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
5 2012 100m T51 23.40
6 2016 100m T51 23.18
5 2016 400m T51 1:25.05
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
6 2013 100m T51 25.73
4 2013 200m T51 43.14
4 2015 100m T51 22.01
Heats 2015 400m T51  DNS
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
5 2014 400m T51 1:45.51
3 2014 100m T51 24.98
3 2016 100m T51 22.05
4 2016 400m T51 1:26.21
3 2018 100m T51 25.68
3 2018 200m T51 47.35