Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Further personal information
Sport Studies - Newark College: England
Sport specific information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up powerlifting at age 15 in Stoke Mandeville, England.
Why this sport?
She used to compete in wheelchair racing before deciding she wanted to try something different.
Club / Team
Physical Health & Performance Ltd: Newark, ENG
Listening to music. (britishweightlifting.org, 28 Oct 2014)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a silver medal at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. (britishweightlifting.org, 28 Oct 2014)
Most influential person in career
New Zealand powerlifter George Taamaru and British powerlifter Emma Brown. (Athlete, 09 Sep 2010; britishweightlifting.org, 28 Oct 2014)
Hero / Idol
Welsh footballer Ryan Giggs. (Athlete, 09 Sep 2010)
Awards and honours
She underwent emergency brain surgery a week before she was due to compete at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. She was able to participate at the Games, but her coaches decided to withdraw her from the competition after she was unable to complete her first lift. (britishweightlifting.org, 25 Jun 2015)
Her father Keith has coached weightlifting. (uksport.gov.uk, 06 Mar 2014)
She was born with spina bifida. (newarkadvertiser.co.uk, 17 Sep 2011)
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