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Javaughn Parkes

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T36

Further personal information

Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began the sport at the Wilson Stuart School in Birmingham, England.
Why this sport?
His school physical education teacher encouraged him to take part in competitions against other schools. "I will never forget how proud I felt to be able to return to school and show everyone my medals."
Club / Team
Birchfield Harriers: Birmingham, ENG
Name of coach
Paula Dunn [national], GBR; Lincoln Asquith [personal], GBR, from 2013

General interest

Hobbies
Playing video games, social networking with friends, spending time with relatives. (sportsaid.org.uk, 05 Aug 2015)
Most influential person in career
His father. (sportsaid.org.uk, 05 Aug 2015)
Hero / Idol
Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt, British Para swimmer Ellie Simmonds. (sportsaid.org.uk, 05 Aug 2015)
Awards and honours
In 2013 he was named Young Sportsman of the Year at the Birmingham Sports Awards in England. (birminghampost.co.uk, 26 Sep 2013)