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Jack Agnew

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T54

Further personal information

Residence
Belfast, NIR
Occupation
Student
Languages
English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began wheelchair racing in May 2013 at a try-out event at the Belfast Model School for Girls in Northern Ireland.
Why this sport?
He took up wheelchair racing after being inspired by watching the 2012 Paralympic Games in London.
Club / Team
Torque Wheelchair Racing Club: Banbridge, NIR
Name of coach
Heather Ardis, GBR
Training Regime
He trains on the track on Mondays and Thursdays, and in the gym on Tuesdays and Fridays. On Sundays he covers 10 kilometres in his racing chair on the road.

General interest

Hobbies
Listening to and creating music, spending time with friends. (sportsaid.org.uk, 24 Jul 2015)
Most influential person in career
His parents. (sportsaid.org.uk, 24 Jul 2015)
Hero / Idol
British wheelchair racer David Weir. (sportsaid.org.uk, 24 Jul 2015)
Other sports
He has played wheelchair basketball since age six, and has represented Northern Ireland at junior level since 2007. He was also selected for the Great Britain wheelchair basketball team to take part in the 2013 Paralympic Youth Games in Utrecht, Netherlands. (belfasttelegraph.co.uk, 14 Apr 2014; The Owl magazine, 01 Sep 2013)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2017 World Junior Championships Nottwil, Switzerland, and to represent Northern Ireland at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, QLD, Australia. (sportsaid.org.uk, 24 Jul 2015)
Impairment
He was born with spina bifida. (belfasttelegraph.co.uk, 14 Apr 2014)