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Erin Cleaver

Athletics
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T38

Further personal information

Residence
Charlestown, NSW, AUS
Languages
English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up athletics at primary school in Barraba, NSW, Australia. She began competing in 2013.
Why this sport?
Her doctor encouraged her to take up Para athletics.
Club / Team
New South Wales Institute of Sport [NSWIS] [AUS] / Macquarie Hunter Athletics [AUS]:

International debut

Year
2015
Competing for
Australia
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Doha, QAT

General interest

Hobbies
Spending time with family, outdoor activities, going to the cinema, travel, reading. (commonwealthgames.com.au, 05 Apr 2018; athletics.com.au, 2017)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (athletics.com.au, 2017)
Most influential person in career
Her father. (commonwealthgames.com.au, 05 Apr 2018)
Hero / Idol
Coach Shaun Fletcher. (commonwealthgames.com.au, 05 Apr 2018)
Awards and honours
In 2018 she was named Sportsperson of the Year at the Lake Macquarie Awards in Newcastle, NSW, Australia. (lakesmail.com.au, 19 Feb 2018)

She was named the 2016 Sportsperson of the Year by Hunter Sports High School in Gateshead, NSW, Australia. (theherald.com.au, 21 Nov 2016)

She received the 2015 Outstanding Individual Performance by an Academy Athlete award from the Hunter Academy of Sport in Newcastle, NSW, Australia. (newcastlestar.com.au, 04 Dec 2015)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (Instagram profile, 01 Jan 2019)
Impairment
She was born with right-sided hemiplegia, which affects the movement in her right arm and leg. (nswathletics.org.au, 19 Oct 2015)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m T38 Final 1 2015-10-22 6
Women's Long Jump T38 Final 1 2015-10-27 4
Women's 4x100 m T35-38 Final 1 2015-10-31 9999
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Long Jump T38 Final Round 2016-09-11 5
Women's 4x100 m T35-38 Final Round 2016-09-15 3
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Long Jump T38 Final 1 2017-07-17 2
Women's 100 m T38 Final 1 2017-07-22 7