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Isaac Towers

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T34, F35

Further personal information

Residence
England
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began wheelchair racing at age 11.
Why this sport?
He was introduced to wheelchair racing by coach Ian Thompson. "When I was in secondary school, I went to a few trial events from wheelchair tennis and basketball to seated throwing. But after a period of time, I started wheelchair racing and loved it."
Club / Team
Kirkby Athletics Club: Liverpool, ENG
Name of coach
Peter Wyman [personal], GBR

General interest

Hero / Idol
British wheelchair racer Mickey Bushell. (bbc.co.uk, 04 Dec 2013)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Stick with it, persevere and train harder than everyone else." (bbc.co.uk, 04 Dec 2013)
Awards and honours
He received the Para Sports Award in both 2013 and 2014 at the Altogether Now - A Legacy for Blackpool Community Sports Awards in England. (garstancourier.co.uk, 23 Oct 2015; altogethernowblackpool.com, 12 Mar 2015; blackpoolccg.nhs.uk, 04 Apr 2014)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (lep.co.uk, 02 Jul 2016)
Impairment
He was born with cerebral palsy. (lancashirelife.co.uk, 02 Aug 2016)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 400 m T34 Heat 1 2015-10-23 8
Men's 400 m T34 Final 1 2015-10-24 6
Men's 800 m T34 Heat 1 2015-10-25 6
Men's 800 m T34 Final 1 2015-10-26 6
Men's 200 m T34 Heat 2 2015-10-30 9
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 800 m T34 Heat 1 2016-09-13 4
Men's 800 m T34 Final Round 2016-09-14 5
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 400 m T34 Final 1 2017-07-17 7
Men's 800 m T34 Final 1 2017-07-20 3