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Hazel Robson

Athletics
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T36

Further personal information

Other names
Hazel Simpson
Residence
Sunderland, ENG
Languages
English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up athletics in 1994 at age 15 at a local athletics club.
Why this sport?
One of her teachers encouraged her to participate in the sport.

International debut

Year
1998
Competing for
Great Britain
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Birmingham

General interest

Hobbies
Shopping, playing computer games, spending time with friends, swimming, listening to music. (Athlete, 09 Dec 2010; avivaathletics.co.uk, 10 Nov 2010)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in the 100m at the 2000 Paralympic Games in Sydney. (Athlete, 09 Dec 2010)
Most influential person in career
Her family, especially her mother. (Athlete, 09 Dec 2010)
Hero / Idol
British sprinter Christian Malcolm. (Athlete, 09 Dec 2010)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
She always listens to music before competing. (avivaathletics.co.uk, 10 Nov 2010)
Ambitions
To become a coach. (sunderland.ac.uk, 23 Jan 2013)
Impairment
She was born with an enlarged pancreas, which produced enough insulin for a fully grown adult. Doctors were not able to diagnose the problem and on being admitted to hospital, she experienced a number of convulsions, lapsed into a coma and experienced brain damage. (Facebook profile, 18 Nov 2010)
Other information
RETIREMENT
She announced her retirement from competitive athletics in January 2013. (sunderland.ac.uk, 23 Jan 2013)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics World Championships Birmingham 1998 (Birmingham, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m T36 Heat 2 2
Women's 400 m T36 Final Round 2
Women's 200 m T36 Final Round 5
Women's 200 m T36 Heat 2 3
Women's 100 m T36 Final Round 3
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 200 m T36 Final Round 3
Women's 100 m T36 Final Round 3
IPC Athletics World Championships Assen 2006 (Assen, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 200 m T36 Final Round 3
Women's 100 m T36 Final Round 4
Athens 2004 Paralympic Games (Athens, Greece)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 200 m T36 Final Round 2
Women's 100 m T36 Final Round 2
IPC Athletics World Championships Villeneuve d'Ascq 2002 (Villeneuve d'Ascq, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 200 m T36 Final Round 2
Women's 100 m T36 Final Round 2
Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games (Sydney, Australia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 400 m T36 Final Round 4
Women's 200 m T36 Final Round 9999
Women's 100 m T36 Final Round 1
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 200 m T36 Heat 2 2011-01-22 1
Women's 200 m T36 Final 2011-01-23 4
Women's 4x100 m T35-38 Final 2011-01-24 3
Women's 100 m T36 Heat 1 2011-01-25 2
Women's 100 m T36 Final 2011-01-26 2
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 200 m T36 Heat 1 2012-09-01 3
Women's 200 m T36 Final Round 2012-09-01 4
Women's 100 m T36 Heat 1 2012-09-08 4
Women's 100 m T36 Final Round 2012-09-08 7