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Kyle Brotherton

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T54

Further personal information

Residence
Port Glasgow, SCO
Occupation
Student
Languages
English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began competing in para-sport at age seven in Greenock, Scotland.
Why this sport?
"I just liked sport. I liked being able to go out and do it myself and get rid of my energy."
Club / Team
Red Star Athletics Club: Glasgow, SCO
Name of coach
Ian Mirfin [club], GBR
Training Regime
He does swimming and wheelchair racing training at least four times per week.

General interest

Nicknames
Sports Guy (stv.tv, 07 Sep 2016)
Awards and honours
He received the Spirit of the Games award at the 2015 Sainsbury's School Games in Manchester, England, in recognition of giving the wheels of his racing wheelchair to an athlete who had developed a puncture just before her race. (ukad.org.uk, 07 Sep 2015)
Other sports
He has competed in para-swimming at club level in Scotland. (Twitter profile, 20 Dec 2016; stv.tv, 07 Sep 2016)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (stv.tv, 07 Sep 2016)
Impairment
He was born with lumbosacral agenesis, a condition which means he has no sacrum, tail bone or lumbar. (stv.tv, 07 Sep 2016)