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Leah Robinson

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T37

Further personal information

Residence
Guelph, ON, CAN
Occupation
Student
Languages
English
Higher education
University of Guelph: Canada

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began running with her father at age four. She took up para-athletics at age 11.
Club / Team
University of Guelph: Canada
Name of coach
Jason Kerr [club], from 2015; Peter Eriksson [national], SWE

International debut

Year
2008
Competing for
Canada

General interest

Hobbies
Baking. (paralympic.ca, 15 Aug 2015)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a silver medal in the 400m and bronze in the 200m at the 2015 Parapan American Games in Toronto, ON, Canada. (paralympic.ca, 15 Aug 2015)
Most influential person in career
Her parents. (paralympic.ca, 15 Aug 2015)
Hero / Idol
Canadian hurdler Perdita Felicien, Canadian wheelchair racer Chantal Petitclerc. (caaws.ca, 02 Aug 2010)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
She listens to hip hop music when she warms up. (caaws.ca, 02 Aug 2010)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"It's a slow burn, not a fiery explosion. Trust the process." (guelphmercury.com, 07 Aug 2015)
Impairment
She was born with hemiplegia, which affects the muscles on the right side of her body. (guelphmercury.com, 07 Aug 2015)
Other information
BREAK
In 2013 she took time away from the sport and returned in early 2014. "I'm definitely in a lot better headspace and shape and mindset after my absolute heartbreak during the 2012 Paralympic Games in London." (guelphmercury.com, 07 Aug 2015)

YOUNGEST
At age 14 she was the youngest member of the Canadian team at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing. (paralympic.ca, 15 Aug 2015)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m T37 Heat 2 6
Women's 200 m T37 Heat 1 5
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 200 m T37 Heat 2 2011-01-22 6
Women's 100 m T37 Heat 2 2011-01-25 6
Women's 400 m T37 Heat 1 2011-01-28 4
Women's 400 m T37 Final 2011-01-29 5
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 400 m T37 Heat 2 2012-09-06 5
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 400 m T37 Final 1 2015-10-25 6