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Nathan Blackie

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T34

Further personal information

Residence
Poole, ENG
Languages
English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began the sport in 2013 at the Victoria Education Centre in Poole, England.
Why this sport?
"I met my coach at a multi-sports event and he persuaded me to have a go in a race chair, I really enjoyed it and haven't looked back since."
Club / Team
Poole Athletic Club: England
Name of coach
Paula Dunn [national], GBR; Martin Cook [personal]

General interest

Hero / Idol
British wheelchair racer David Weir. (sportsaid.org.uk, 02 May 2014)
Awards and honours
In 2013 he received a para-athletics achievement award from Poole Athletic Club in England. (pooleac.co.uk, 01 Jun 2013)

He carried the Paralympic torch through Dorchester, England before the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. He was determined to carry the flame unaided and managed to walk 300m without his crutches. (bournemouthecho.co.uk, 19 Mar 2012; littleboyred.blogspot.co.uk, 19 Jul 2012)
Impairment
He was diagnosed with cerebral palsy at nine months old. (bbc.co.uk, 19 Mar 2012)
Other information