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TOWERS Isaac
Sport Para athletics
NPC Great Britain   
GenderMen
Age20
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T34, F35
Further Personal Information
Residence
Catterall, ENG
Occupation
Student
Languages
English
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began wheelchair racing in 2009 at age 11.
Why this sport?
He was introduced to wheelchair racing by coach Ian Thompson. "When I was in secondary school, I went to a few trial events from wheelchair tennis and basketball to seated throwing. But after a period of time, I started wheelchair racing and loved it."
Club / Team
Blackpool, Wyre and Fylde Athletic Club [ENG] / Loughborough University [ENG]:
Name of coach
Paula Dunn [national], GBR; Peter Wyman [personal], GBR
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning silver and bronze at the 2014 European Championships in Swansea, Wales. (lancashirelife.co.uk, 02 Aug 2016)
Hero / Idol
British wheelchair racer Mickey Bushell. (bbc.co.uk, 04 Dec 2013)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Stick with it, persevere and train harder than everyone else." (bbc.co.uk, 04 Dec 2013)
Awards and honours
He received the Para Sports Award in both 2013 and 2014 at the Altogether Now - A Legacy for Blackpool Community Sports Awards in England. (altogethernowblackpool.com, 12 Mar 2015; garstancourier.co.uk, 23 Oct 2015; blackpoolccg.nhs.uk, 04 Apr 2014)

In 2013 he was shortlisted for the Sports Personality of the Year Award by the British Broadcasting Company [BBC]. (lep.co.uk, 02 Jul 2016)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (lep.co.uk, 02 Jul 2016)
Impairment
He was born with cerebral palsy. (lancashirelife.co.uk, 02 Aug 2016)
Other information
OTHER STUDIES
He has studied business at Cardinal Newman College in Preston, England. (garstangcourier.co.uk, 23 Oct 2015)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
5 2016 800m T34 1:43.45
World Championships (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
6 2015 400m T34 57.32
6 2015 800m T34 1:48.90
Heats 2015 200m T34 30.35
7 2017 400m T34 54.66
3 2017 800m T34 1:46.46
European Championships (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
7 2014 100m T34 18.00
2 2014 800m T34 1:55.18
6 2014 200m T34 32.54
3 2014 400m T34 58.29
2 2016 400m T34 54.22
4 2016 100m T34 16.90
3 2016 200m T34 29.71
1 2016 800m T34 1:44.67
4 2018 400m T34 56.32
4 2018 800m T34 1:53.57