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a male Para sprinter running

Benjamin Foulston

Athletics | Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Classification
F38, T38

Further personal information

Residence
Nottingham, ENG
Occupation
Marketing, Photographer, Student
Languages
English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began focusing on Para athletics as his primary sport in 2018. Prior to that, he had been involved in swimming regularly since age seven.

General interest

Nicknames
Ben (Facebook profile, 15 May 2019)
Hobbies
Photography, videography. (Instagram profile, 11 Mar 2019)
Awards and honours
He received the Mansfield Sports Junior Para Sportsperson of the Year award from the Mansfield District Council in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2019. (armchairclub.org, 09 Dec 2018, 29 Dec 2014; LinkedIn profile, 01 Feb 2018)

He received the 2016 Nottinghamshire Sports Junior Para Sportsperson of the Year award from Nottinghamshire County Council in England. (LinkedIn profile, 01 Feb 2018; wnc.ac.uk, 14 Feb 2017)
Other sports
He competed in Para swimming prior to switching focus to Para athletics. (lboro.ac.uk, 25 Feb 2019)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (wnc.ac.uk, 14 Feb 2017)
Impairment
He was diagnosed with mild cerebral palsy at age 10, which creates weakness on his right side and stiffness in his joints. "It did change me as a person and I felt I got stronger in character and built up my swimming skills even more. I'll never give up." (wnc.ac.uk, 14 Feb 2017)
Other information
PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
He describes himself as a young entrepreneur who is "trying to make it somewhere in the business world. Learning and working, I'm trying to develop myself and people around me. My strength and passion are in technology and digital marketing. I create and develop digital marketing strategies, growth and brand awareness plans for businesses and athletes." (wnc.ac.uk, 14 Feb 2017; LinkedIn profile, 01 Feb 2018)