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SUGAR Laura
Sport Para athletics
NPC Great Britain   
GenderWomen
Age27
Place of BirthSaffron Walden, ENG
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T44
Further Personal Information
Residence
Loughborough, ENG
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English
Higher education
Exercise Science - University of Leeds: England
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport in March 2013 after attending a talent identification day in Guildford, England.
Why this sport?
She initially wanted to try Para cycling, but by January 2013 she had her heart set on Para athletics.
Club / Team
Birchfield Harriers: Birmingham, ENG
Name of coach
Paula Dunn [national], GBR; Joseph McDonnell [personal], from 2018; Hayley Ginn [personal], from 2013
Senior International Debut
Year
2013
Competing for
Great Britain
Location
Dubai, UAE
General Interest
Other sports
She is a former captain of the Wales U20 field hockey team. (saffronwaldenreporter.co.uk, 06 Aug 2015)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (dai-sport.com, 14 Jul 2017)
Impairment
She was born with congenital talipes equinovarus, commonly known as a club foot. (metro.co.uk, 25 Jun 2013)
Other information
FORMER OCCUPATION
In 2015 she gave up her job as a physical education teacher to become a full-time athlete. (cambridge-news.co.uk, 16 Mar 2017; saffronwaldenreporter.co.uk, 06 Aug 2015)

FURTHER EDUCATION
She has a post-graduate diploma in secondary education [PGDipEd] in physical education from the University of Birmingham in England. (LinkedIn profile, 2015)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
5 2016 200m T44 28.31
5 2016 100m T44 13.37
World Championships (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
5 2013 100m T44 13.84
4 2013 200m T44 28.89
Heats 2015 100m T44 14.86
5 2017 100m T44 13.49
8 2017 200m T44 27.91
European Championships (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
3 2014 100m T44 13.71
3 2014 200m T44 13.71
4 2014 Long Jump T44 4.27
3 2016 200m T44 28.29
2 2016 100m T44 13.70
3 2018 100m T64 13.63
3 2018 200m T64 28.03
1 2018 Universal Relay 48.73