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Lorraine Lambert

Shooting

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
SH1

Further personal information

Family
Husband Wayne, son Rudi
Residence
Portsmouth, ENG
Occupation
Athlete, Coach, Counsellor
Languages
English
Higher education
Sport Studies - University of Southampton: England

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She first tried shooting at age 12 before taking up shooting Para sport at age 38.
Why this sport?
She was first introduced to shooting at the Nautical Training Corps, a uniformed youth organisation in England. "I started shooting through the Nautical Training Corps, as I was a member of TS Ajax in Portsmouth and was part of the marksmanship team. I next picked up a gun when I took part in the LimbPower Games in May 2010."
Club / Team
Havant Rifle and Pistol Club: England
Name of coach
Mike Babb [national]

International debut

Year
2011
Competing for
Great Britain

General interest

Nicknames
Raine (Athlete, 28 Aug 2021)
Hobbies
Hockey, cycling, photography, painting. (Athlete, 28 Aug 2021)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning her first gold medal in a competition in 2011 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and competing at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (Athlete, 28 Aug 2021)
Hero / Idol
Her father. (Athlete, 28 Aug 2021)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"My firm can do everything." (Athlete, 28 Aug 2021)
Awards and honours
In 2020 she won the Inspirational Woman award in the sports category at the Pamodzi Creatives Inspirational Women of Portsmouth Awards in England. (Facebook page, 06 Mar 2020)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Portsmouth News, 17 Sep 2019)
Impairment
She injured her left leg in a rock climbing accident in 1997, which left her unable to walk. She made the decision to have the limb amputated in January 2010. "I was teaching rock climbing at the time. I fell, I slipped off. I had the accident and was told to find a new career which was a blow because I used to love working with children and teaching people a sport which they wouldn't have thought about doing before. I had 16 operations on my leg but managed to talk them [doctors] into actually taking it off due to pain reasons. I was in chronic pain and it was just too much." (Facebook page, 03 Aug 2020; That's TV Solent YouTube channel, 22 Jun 2016)
Other information
TARGET TOKYO CHALLENGE
In 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic she launched the 'Target Tokyo Challenge', through which British Shooting athletes, coaches and staff raised money for National Health Service [NHS] staff and volunteers. The challenge involved collectively covering 8200 miles. "I know that I personally have been helped by the caring profession so much when I had my accident and when I had my son and I wanted to give back. We have covered the distance in so many ways, pushing, cycling, running, canoeing, swimming, walking and even handbiking." (eley.co.uk, 24 Jul 2020; British Shooting Instagram profile, 15 Jun 2020)

MOTIVATION
She says her son Rudi is her main motivation to compete in sport. "My motivation is my son. [Until 2010] he'd never seen me walking or anything. So in 2010 when I'd had my leg off, I'd literally just come round from being in theatre and he said, 'When can we play football mum?' That's still a pretty hard thing to do. I might kick a ball about with him but that's about it." (That's TV Solent YouTube channel, 22 Jun 2016)

FURTHER STUDIES
She has also studied gestalt therapy at the University of Winchester in England and psychology at Portsmouth Open University in England. (LinkedIn profile, 2014; Athlete, 28 Aug 2021)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2014 IPC Shooting World Championships (Suhl, Germany)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 10m Air Rifle standing SH1 Qualification 2014-07-19 23
Mixed 10m Air Rifle prone SH1 Qualification 2014-07-21 37
Mixed 50m Rifle prone SH1 Elimination 2014-07-22 15
Women's 50m Sport Rifle 3x20 SH1 Qualification 2014-07-24 10
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
R2 - Women's 10 m Air Rifle Standing SH1 Qualification 2016-09-08 15
R8 - Women's 50 m Rifle 3 Positions SH1 Final Round 2016-09-13 5
R8 - Women's 50 m Rifle 3 Positions SH1 Qualification 2016-09-13 6
R6 - Mixed 50 m Rifle Prone SH1 Qualification 2016-09-14 31
Cheongju 2018 World Shooting Para Sport Championships (Cheongju, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
R6 - Mixed 50m Rifle prone SH1 Qualification 2018-05-05 6
R6 - Mixed 50m Rifle prone SH1 Final 2018-05-05 6
R3 - Mixed 10m Air Rifle prone SH1 Qualification 2018-05-05 20
R8 - Women's 50m Rifle 3 Positions SH1 Qualification 2018-05-05 11