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KAMLISH Sophie
Sport Para athletics
NPC Great Britain   
GenderWomen
Age22
Place of BirthLondon, ENG
Height1.60 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T64, F64
Further Personal Information
Residence
London, ENG
Occupation
Student
Languages
English
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up athletics in 2011 after attending a 'Playground to Podium' event held at the University of Bath in England.
Why this sport?
After trying trampolining, wheelchair rugby and swimming, she settled on athletics. "I feel much more comfortable doing a solo sport than a team one. If I fail, it is only my fault and it affects only me, not the team."
Club / Team
Team Bath [ENG] / Bristol and West Athletics Club [ENG]:
Name of coach
Rob Ellchuk [Team Bath], CAN
Training Regime
She has six training sessions a week.
Senior International Debut
Year
2012
Competing for
Great Britain
Tournament
World Cup
Location
Manchester, ENG
General Interest
Hobbies
Drawing. (Twitter profile, 10 Jul 2018)
Injuries
In 2013 she did not compete in long jump events because of an ingrowing toenail. (bathchronicle.co.uk, 13 Jan 2014)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Keep training hard and you'll see yourself improve." (myglassesandme.co.uk, 30 Jan 2013)
Other sports
She has competed in wheelchair basketball at junior level. (paralympics.org.uk, 10 Jul 2012)
Impairment
Her right leg was amputated below the knee at age nine. "I was born with my right foot severely turned in. I had to wear a splint to straighten my leg but it was shorter than my left leg, so when I was nine I was told I'd need a frame fitted to lengthen it. My leg was causing me a lot of pain and the doctor said there was a chance the frame wouldn't work anyway so they said it could be amputated. I think it was quite a good decision in the end because it changed my life." (thisisbath.co.uk, 31 May 2012)
Other information
FURTHER EDUCATION
She studies illustration and animation at university. (Twitter profile, 10 Jul 2018)

SCHEME FIRST
She became the first athlete identified by the 'Playground to Podium' scheme to represent Great Britain at an international competition. (englandathletics.org, 27 May 2012)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
5 2012 100m T44 13.98
6 2012 200m T44 29.08
4 2016 100m T44 13.16
World Championships (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
4 2013 100m T44 13.62
3 2013 200m T44 28.71
5 2015 100m T44 13.51
1 2017 100m T44 12.92
European Championships (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
6 2014 100m T44 14.35
6 2014 200m T44 14.35