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Bethany Tucker

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T37, F37

Further personal information

Residence
Bristol, ENG
Languages
English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began training for athletics in 2013.
Why this sport?
Her chiropractor Tim Button suggested she take up athletics to help manage her cerebral palsy, and put her in touch with coach Mark Lodge. "He said he had been thinking of a way that could help me improve my confidence and get my cerebral palsy stronger. He proposed the idea of me starting athletics. You should've seen my reaction! Immediately I refused the idea and for weeks and weeks I listed many excuses until the time I had ran out of them!"
Club / Team
South Gloucester AC: England
Name of coach
Mark Lodge [personal], from 2013

General interest

Nicknames
Speedy Legs (Facebook profile, 27 Jun 2019)
Impairment
She was born with cerebral palsy. The condition mainly affects the left side of her body. (Facebook page, 08 Jun 2018)