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Leanna Horne

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
F31

Further personal information

Residence
Bromsgrove, ENG
Occupation
Public Speaker, Volunteer
Languages
English
Higher education
Performing Arts - University of Worcester : England

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up shot put in 2002. She later began competing in club throw and discus in 2014.
Club / Team
Bromsgrove and Redditch Athletic Club: England
Name of coach
Sam Cater [club], from 2013; Paula Dunn [national], GBR

International debut

Year
2016
Competing for
Great Britain
Tournament
Grand Prix
Location
Berlin, GER

General interest

Awards and honours
In 2013 she was named the Most Improved Female Field Athlete by Cerebral Palsy Sport UK. (thepowerof10.info, 24 Sep 2016)

She received the Sportswoman of the Year award at the 2004 West Midlands Disability Sports Awards in England. (thepowerof10.info, 24 Sep 2016)
Impairment
She was born with cerebral palsy, which affects all four of her limbs. She also has scoliosis [curvature of the spine]. (worcester.ac.uk, 14 Apr 2015)
Other information
OCCUPATION
She is a volunteer speaker for Canine Partners, a UK charity that partners assistance dogs with people who have physical impairments. (thepowerof10.info, 24 Sep 2016)