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Claire Williams

Athletics
1

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Classification
T12, F12

Further personal information

Family
Partner Kenny Churchill, daughter Gracie Ella-May Churchill
Residence
Wales
Languages
Welsh, English
Higher education
Psychology - Loughborough University: England

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up athletics at age 13 at the 2000 West Wales Championships.
Why this sport?
She chose it as a social activity.
Club / Team
Carmarthen Harriers: Wales
Name of coach
Jim Edwards [personal], GBR, from 2003; Paula Dunn [national], GBR

International debut

Year
2003
Competing for
Great Britain
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Quebec, QC

General interest

Hobbies
She enjoys rugby union and follows the Llanelli Scarlets and the Welsh national team. (bbc.co.uk, 04 Feb 2010)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at her first Paralympic Games in Athens in 2004. (Athlete, 13 Dec 2010)
Most influential person in career
Her father. (Athlete, 13 Dec 2010)
Injuries
She injured her shoulder in 2009 and needed seven months to recover. (Athlete, 13 Dec 2010)
Other sports
She has also competed in able-bodied sport. She was Welsh schools champion in the hammer and discus, and Welsh national champion in the discus. (uka.org.uk, 04 Feb 2010)
Famous relatives
Her partner Kenny Churchill has also competed for Great Britain in para-sports. (channel4.com, 21 Aug 2012)
Other information
SPORTS MAD
She has loved sport since she was a toddler. At age four she refused to go on holiday with her parents because the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona were on television, staying with her grandparents instead so she did not miss any of the action. (bbc.co.uk, 04 Feb 2010)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Athens 2004 Paralympic Games (Athens, Greece)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Discus Throw F13 Final Round 5
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Discus Throw F12/13 Final Round 5
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Discus Throw F11/12 Final 2011-01-22 5
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Discus Throw F11/12 Final Round 2012-09-01 3