Namphon Steele

Athletics | Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Classification
T47

Further personal information

Residence
Dungannon, NIR
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up para-athletics at age 14.
Why this sport?
She was originally involved in para-swimming before switching to para-athletics. "I just didn't enjoy it [swimming] anymore and wanted to do a sport I enjoyed. I still do it for fun but I've always liked running and I've always done athletics in school."
Club / Team
Lagan Valley AC: Northern Ireland
Name of coach
John Glover [club]; Roger Sexton

General interest

Nicknames
Fon Steele (Twitter profile, 27 Aug 2016)
Most influential person in career
Her father. (sseairtricity.com, 2014)
Hero / Idol
British track cyclist Chris Hoy. (sseairtricity.com, 2014)
Other sports
She has competed in para-swimming at national level in Ireland. (swimireland.ie, 28 Apr 2013)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (tyronecourier.uk.com, 20 Jul 2016)