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Mike Barker

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
F55

Further personal information

Languages
English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para athletics in 2014.
Club / Team
Birchfield Harriers: Birmingham, ENG
Name of coach
Malcolm Wallace [personal], from 2014

General interest

Hobbies
Supporting English football team Aston Villa. (Facebook profile, 25 Nov 2015)
Most influential person in career
Coach Malcolm Wallace. (englandathletics.org, 06 Sep 2016)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (englandathletics.org, 06 Sep 2016)
Impairment
In November 2010 he was driving to work when he collided with a small commercial vehicle. The injuries he sustained in the accident resulted in paraplegia. (englandathletics.org, 06 Sep 2016)
Other information
OTHER ACTIVITIES
He attends talent identification days to encourage both Para and able-bodied competitors to get involved in athletics, especially the throwing disciplines. (englandathletics.org, 06 Sep 2016)