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Lee Whiteley

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T38

Further personal information

Family
Partner Siouxsie
Residence
Manchester, ENG
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English
Higher education
Psychology - Salford University: Manchester, ENG

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began competing in cross-country running when he was in year seven at school.
Why this sport?
He enjoys the competitive aspect of sport, as well as the training, so it was natural he got involved with para-athletics after he became ill in January 2011.
Club / Team
Sale Harriers: England
Name of coach
Keith Hunter [club]; Paula Dunn [national], GBR

International debut

Year
2013
Competing for
Great Britain
Location
Dubai

General interest

Hobbies
Spending time with friends, going to the cinema, playing pool. (jaguaracademyofsport.co.uk, 01 May 2013)
Hero / Idol
British para-sprinter Stephen Payton. (jaguaracademyofsport.co.uk, 01 May 2013)
Awards and honours
He carried the Queen's Baton during the relay for the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. (Twitter profile, 31 May 2014)
Ambitions
To win medals at major international competitions. (jaguaracademyofsport.co.uk, 01 May 2013)
Impairment
He became ill in January 2011 and was told by doctors that he would not walk again. He initially used a wheelchair but was back on his feet and competing at the Birmingham Games in England by July 2012. (jaguaracademyofsport.co.uk, 01 May 2013; coachingengland.org, 12 Apr 2013)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T38 Semifinal 2 2013-07-21 2
Men's 100 m T38 Final 1 2013-07-22 4
Men's 200 m T38 Semifinal 1 2013-07-23 3
Men's 200 m T38 Final 1 2013-07-24 3