Font size bigger Font size smaller
Imagen
2805-Gemma Prescott photo

Gemma Prescott

Athletics
2

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Classification
F32

Further personal information

Languages
French, English
Higher education
Mathematics - University of St Andrews: Scotland

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport at age 14 in Blackpool, England.
Why this sport?
She was invited to a try the sport at an athletics day.
Club / Team
Challenge Disability Sports Club: England
Name of coach
Mike Wood [personal]

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing. (thepowerof10.info, 24 Jul 2013)
Most influential person in career
Her parents. (thepowerof10.info, 24 Jul 2013)
Injuries
She had a shoulder injury between 2007 and 2008. (Athlete, 06 Dec 2010)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Take all the opportunities you are given and give everything a try." (warringtonguardian.co.uk, 21 Jul 2017)
Impairment
She has cerebral palsy. (st-andrews.ac.uk, 03 Sep 2012)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Shot Put F32-34/52/53 Final Round 7
Women's Discus Throw F32-34/51-53 Final Round 8
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Club Throw F31/32/51 Final 2011-01-22 3
Women's Shot Put F32-34 Final 2011-01-23 7
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Club Throw F31/32/51 Final Round 2012-09-01 3
Women's Shot Put F32-34 Final Round 2012-09-06 13
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Club Throw F31/32/51 Final 1 2013-07-24 8
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Club Throw F32 Final 1 2015-10-22 4
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Club Throw F32 Final Round 2016-09-09 3
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Club Throw F32 Final 1 2017-07-14 3