Matthew Hamilton

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T46

Further personal information

Residence
Benfleet, ENG
Occupation
Sales, Student, University Staff
Languages
English
Higher education
Sheffield Hallam University: England

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
After attending some events at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London, he took up cycling and then running.
Why this sport?
He was inspired by watching the 2012 Paralympic Games in London.
Club / Team
Chelmsford Athletics Club [ENG] / Sheffield Hallam University [ENG]:
Name of coach
Steve Mitchell [Chelmsford], GBR, from 2015; Paula Dunn [national], GBR
Coach from which country?
England

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Winning silver at the 2014 IWAS World Junior Championships in Stoke Mandeville, England (echonews.co.uk, 06 Aug 2014)
Most influential person in career
His mother. (Facebook page, 07 Aug 2014)
Awards and honours
In late 2014 he underwent a procedure to straighten his right arm and help improve its range of movement. (Facebook page, 23 Oct 2014)
Other sports
He has competed in both track and road para-cycling at international level. (basildonathleticsclub.co.uk, 01 Aug 2014)
Impairment
He was born with Erbs Palsy. He has low strength and manoeuvrability in his right hand, arm and shoulder. (basildonathleticsclub.co.uk, 01 Aug 2014; activeessex.org, 30 Jun 2014)
Other information
OCCUPATION
He works as a sales assistant for British sports footwear retailer Up and Running. He is also a student ambassador for Sheffield Hallam University in England. (Facebook profile, 07 May 2016)

CLASSIFICATION CHANGE
In 2014 his impairment classification was changed from T47 to T46. (echo-news.co.uk, 06 Aug 2014)