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GRIFFITHS Clare
Sport Wheelchair Basketball
NPC Great Britain   
GenderWomen
Age39
Place of BirthHigh Wycombe, ENG
Height1.67 m
Weight 56 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Further Personal Information
Marital status
Married
Family
Husband Daniel
Residence
Worcester, ENG
Occupation
Director
Languages
English
Higher education
Exercise Science, Sports Science - Loughborough University: England
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began in 1998 at age 18 at Stoke Mandeville Hospital.
Why this sport?
She was determined to stay active following her accident.
Club / Team
Coyotes: Worcester, ENG
Name of coach
Miles Thompson [national]; Dan Price [national]
Senior International Debut
Year
1998
Competing for
Great Britain
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Sydney, NSW, AUS
General Interest
Nicknames
Mrs Funk (Athlete, 20 Jul 2016)
Hobbies
Travelling. (Athlete, 20 Jul 2016)
Memorable sporting achievement
Being fifth at the World Championships in 2014. (Athlete, 20 Jul 2016)
Injuries
Dislocated finger in April 2016, out for two weeks, and a broken finger 2012, out for three months. (Athlete, 20 Jul 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Live with a can-do attitude." (Athlete, 20 Jul 2016)
Awards and honours
She was named the 2011 Best Newcomer by British Wheelchair Sport. (telegraph.co.uk, 26 Aug 2011)
Other sports
Mounted Games - representing southern England in 1996 and 1997. (Athlete, 20 Jul 2016)
Ambitions
"To win a Paralympic Games medal and to succeed with my business." (Athlete, 20 Jul 2016)
Impairment
Paraplegia following horse riding accident. (Athlete, 20 Jul 2016)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
8 2008 Team  
7 2012 Team  
4 2016 Team  
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
6 2010 Team  
5 2014 Team  
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
3 2015 Team