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Eve Walsh Dann

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Classification
T38, F36

Further personal information

Residence
Bangor, NIR
Languages
English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began practising middle distance running at age 10 in Bangor, Northern Ireland. She later switched to sprinting.
Why this sport?
She was inspired after watching middle distance runner Michael McKillop win two gold medals at the 2012 Paralympic Games. "A few of my friends went training with North Down Athletic Club and I thought I would join them. I found it really difficult at first because I was training alongside able-bodied athletes. But then I saw Michael McKillop, a local athlete who has cerebral palsy and epilepsy, just like me. He took two golds at London 2012 , which I thought was amazing and inspired me to want to do the same, so I kept going for it."
Club / Team
North Down AC: Bangor, NIR
Name of coach
Roger Sexton [club]; Paula Dunn [national], GBR

General interest

Hero / Idol
Irish Para middle distance runner Michael McKillop. (Agility Magazine, 02 June 2018)
Ambitions
To compete at the Paralympic Games in both 2020 and 2024. (mydonate.bt.com, 20 May 2018)
Impairment
She has cerebral palsy and epilepsy. (Agility Magazine, 02 June 2018)