Elizabeth Becker

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Classification
T54, F56

Further personal information

Residence
United States
Occupation
Student
Languages
English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began to pursue para-athletics in about 2014.
Why this sport?
"When I first started [athletics] I was basically using it as a training tool for basketball to help get my speed up, but then I saw what was out there. People would tell me I had a lot of potential and I started getting more confident in myself and realised that I could actually go to the Paralympics for track and not only basketball."

General interest

Awards and honours
She was named a 2015 US Paralympics Track and Field High School All-American for 800m, 1500m and javelin throw. (teamusa.org, 03 Sep 2015)
Other sports
She has played wheelchair basketball for Charlotte Rollin' Hornets in United States of America. (pvamag.com, 19 Jul 2016)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (pvamag.com, 19 Jul 2016)