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Sport Para athletics
NPC Great Britain   
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Further Personal Information
Manchester, ENG
Higher education
Advertising, Communications, Marketing - University of Central Lancashire: Preston, ENG
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began wheelchair racing in November 2012 at the Stockport Harriers club in England.
Why this sport?
She researched clubs in her area after being inspired by the 2012 Paralympic Games in London.
Club / Team
Stockport Harriers: England
Name of coach
Jennifer Banks [national], AUS
Training Regime
She trains twice a day.
General Interest
Going to the theatre, spending time with friends, shopping at vintage markets, design. (, 06 Apr 2016)
Hero / Idol
British wheelchair racer Hannah Cockcroft. (, 04 Apr 2014)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Donít be afraid to get out there and break down barriers." (, 29 Jan 2015)
Awards and honours
In mid-2015 she fell over and broke her foot while at home. (, 06 Apr 2016)
She has cerebral palsy, which affects her lower limbs and coordination. She also has impaired vision and hearing. (, 06 Apr 2016)
Other information
In 2016 she took a paid break from her job as a digital marketing officer so that she could train as a full-time athlete. (, 30 Mar 2017;, 06 Apr 2016)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
6 2016 100m T34 19.73
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
5 2017 100m T34 19.58
4 2017 800m T34 2:21.61
4 2017 400m T34 1:07.89
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
2 2016 100m T34 20.46
2 2016 400m T34 1:08.74
1 2016 800m T34 2:18.98