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James Arnott

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T46

Further personal information

Residence
England
Languages
English
Higher education
Oaklands College: St Albans, ENG

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He grew up playing football before switching to athletics in 2012.
Why this sport?
He was brought up alongside his two brothers with sport as an everyday activity. He enjoys the healthy lifestyle and the "grind of training".
Club / Team
City of Plymouth Athletics Club: England
Name of coach
Paula Dunn [national], GBR; Ryan Freckleton [personal], GBR

General interest

Hobbies
Playing basketball, spending time with friends. (sportsaid.org.uk, 20 Jul 2015)
Most influential person in career
His two brothers. (sportsaid.org.uk, 20 Jul 2015)
Hero / Idol
US basketballer Spud Webb. (sportsaid.org.uk, 20 Jul 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Great determination will get you where you want to be." (sportsaid.org.uk, 02 Jul 2014)
Awards and honours
In March 2017 he was named Sportaid's Athlete of the Month. (sportsaid.org.uk, 31 Mar 2017)
Famous relatives
His older brother Jack has played rugby union at club level in England for the Exeter Chiefs and Cornish Pirates. (plymouthherald.co.uk, 10 Sep 2014; cornish-pirates.com, 2017)
Ambitions
To compete at 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (thesportsaid.org.uk, 31 Mar 2017)
Impairment
He was born with Erb's palsy. The condition causes restricted movement in his left shoulder. (plymouthherald.co.uk, 12 Aug 2014)