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Isabelle Hampton

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T12, F12

Further personal information

Residence
Inverell, NSW, AUS
Occupation
Teacher
Languages
English
Higher education
Early Childhood Studies, Education - Swinburne University of Technology: Melbourne, VIC, AUS

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began athletics at age five at Twin Towns Little Athletics Club in Kingscliff, NSW, Australia.
Why this sport?
Her family had competed in athletics competitions and she liked to run.
Club / Team
New South Wales Athletics: Australia
Name of coach
John Eden [national]; Gary Hampton [personal]

International debut

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

General interest

Nicknames
Izzy (Athlete, 23 Oct 2015)
Memorable sporting achievement
Receiving a New South Wales CHS Blues award for her six gold medals she won at the 2012 State Athletics Championships in Australia. (Athlete, 23 Oct 2015)
Hero / Idol
Australian rugby union players Kurtley Beale and Israel Folau. (Athlete, 23 Oct 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Do what you love, love what you do." (Athlete, 23 Oct 2015)
Impairment
Her visual impairment is caused by hereditary eye condition keratoconus, which causes thinning of the cornea. Her eyesight became impaired when she was at high school. (Athlete, 23 Oct 2015; inverelltimes.com.au, 17 Apr 2015)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Javelin F13 Final 1 2015-10-27 6