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Michelle Cross

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T37, F37

Further personal information

Residence
United States
Occupation
Athlete, Student

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She initially played football until she started running at age 13 in her first year of high school.
Why this sport?
She wanted to follow in her sister Emily's footsteps, who also moved from playing football to athletics.
Club / Team
Trabuco Hills Mustangs : Mission Viejo, CA, USA
Name of coach
Dennis Kelly [club], USA

General interest

Most influential person in career
Her older sister, Emily. "I've always looked up to her. When I was little, I would always follow her." (newsela.com, 22 Sep 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"I feel like I can endure and handle more things than other people can because I have to work harder for it." (newsela.com, 22 Sep 2016)
Impairment
She was born with cerebral palsy, which mostly affects the right side of her body. (newsela.com, 22 Sep 2016)