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LOVE Robyn
Sport Wheelchair Basketball
NPC Great Britain   
GenderWomen
Age28
Place of BirthAyr, SCO
Height1.64 m
Weight 60 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Further Personal Information
Family
Partner Laurie Williams
Residence
Worcester, ENG
Occupation
Athlete
Higher education
Biomedical Science - Edinburgh Napier: Scotland
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began in 2013 at age 23 in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Why this sport?
"After playing able-bodied sports all my life, I never felt like I could play at my best and after watching wheelchair basketball at London 2012 I wanted to see if I could be the best I could be."
Club / Team
GB Coyotes: Worcester, ENG
Name of coach
Tina Gordon, GBR, from 2013
Senior International Debut
Year
2015
Competing for
Great Britain
Tournament
European Championships
Location
Worcester, ENG
General Interest
Nicknames
Love ["Because my last name is Love"]. (Athlete, 20 Jul 2016)
Hobbies
Tennis, researching the history of the British aristocracy, travelling. (Athlete, 20 Jul 2016)
Memorable sporting achievement
"Being selected for the Rio 2016 team only two years after starting the sport and being the first Scottish person in 16 years selected for a wheelchair basketball major tournament." (Athlete, 20 Jul 2016)
Most influential person in career
"Wheelchair basketball coach Tina Gordon, she got me involved in wheelchair basketball and supported me on my journey into GB, coached me at 7am for months so that I was ready for my first GB camp." (Athlete, 20 Jul 2016)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
"I need to wear my head band during a game, it's like my trigger for 'game time'." (Athlete, 20 Jul 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Never be afraid to fail." (Athlete, 20 Jul 2016)
Ambitions
To achieve higher than bronze in a major tournament. (Athlete, 20 Jul 2016)
Impairment
"Arthrogryposis, lower limb development impairment. Lack of movement in the womb, umbilical cord wrapped around legs." (Athlete, 20 Jul 2016)
Other information
LARGE FAMILY
She has four sisters. "Having four sisters has helped me prepare for the dynamics of a basketball team." (Athlete, 20 Jul 2016)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
4 2016 Team  
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
2 2018 Team  
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
3 2015 Team  
3 2017 Team