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Cathy Booth

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Classification
F37

Further personal information

Residence
Matlock, ENG
Occupation
Student
Languages
English
Higher education
Business Studies - University of Leeds Metropolitan: England

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took it up in November 2012 through a charity in England called Cerebral Palsy Sport.
Why this sport?
She decided to get involved after watching the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. "I saw athletes with far worse disabilities than I have, competing on an international stage without any fear of what they look like or anything else. I just thought to myself, I could do that too."
Club / Team
Chesterfield & District Athletics Club / Leeds Metropolitan University: England
Name of coach
Mick Hill [club]

General interest

Hero / Idol
English heptathlete Jessica Ennis-Hill. (supportthroughsport.co.uk, 15 Oct 2014)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Never give up on your dream until you get it." (supportthroughsport.co.uk, 15 Oct 2014)
Awards and honours
She was named 2013 Derbyshire Dales Disabled Sportsperson of the Year. (supportthroughsport.co.uk, 15 Oct 2014)
Impairment
She has cerebral palsy, epilepsy and a visual impairment. (matlockmercury.co.uk, 14 Jun 2013)