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Julie Rogers

Athletics | Sitting Volleyball


Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment

Further personal information

Great Britain
Athlete, Student
Cantonese, English, Mandarin
Higher education
Economics - Cardiff Metropolitan University: Wales

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began running in 2013. "I was still really young, I wanted a new challenge if anything. I started athletics because my brother was already at the track doing the hammer throw and I fancied a change of scene."
Why this sport?
She became interested in athletics while attending the 2012 Paralympic Games in London as a sitting volleyball player.
Club / Team
Bedford and County Athletics Club [ENG] / Cardiff Metropolitan University [WAL]:
Name of coach
Allen Adamson [personal], GBR, from 2014

General interest

Most influential person in career
Her friends and family. (Athlete, 06 Aug 2012)
Hero / Idol
British heptathlete Jessica Ennis-Hill. (, 17 Apr 2015)
She ruptured the medial collateral ligament [MCL] in her knee in August 2018. (Facebook page, 30 Aug 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Practice makes perfect." (Athlete, 06 Aug 2012)
Other sports
She represented Great Britain in sitting volleyball at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (SportsDeskOnline, 03 Oct 2019;, 17 Mar 2015)
To win a medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (, 11 Mar 2015)
She was born without the tibia and fibula in her right leg. The limb was amputated at the knee at age two, and she then had a further amputation at age five so she could be fitted with a more advanced prosthesis. (, 11 Mar 2015;, 03 Mar 2015)
Other information
In 2013 she decided to change sports from sitting volleyball to athletics after she received a state-of-the-art right leg prosthetic. "I really enjoy running and with this elite bit of kit I will be able to fulfil my potential." (, 31 Jul 2014)


Unit Date Rank
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Sitting Volleyball Group A 2012-08-31 1
Women's Sitting Volleyball Group A 2012-09-01 3
Women's Sitting Volleyball Group A 2012-09-02 5
Women's Sitting Volleyball Group A - Standings 2012-09-03 4
Women's Sitting Volleyball Classification 5-8 2012-09-04 201
Women's Sitting Volleyball Classification 7-8 2012-09-06 102
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m T42 Heat 1 2016-09-17 5
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m T42 Final 1 2017-07-16 6