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Nicholas Smith

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T52

Further personal information

Residence
Leeds, ENG
Occupation
Coach
Languages
English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began wheelchair racing at age 12 at the John Charles Centre for Sport in Leeds, England.
Why this sport?
Coach Paul Moseley visited his school to coach a general athletics session, and encouraged him to try the sport.
Name of coach
Paul Moseley [club]; Paula Dunn [national], GBR

General interest

Nicknames
Nick (thepowerof10.info, 11 Jul 2015)
Hobbies
Spending time with friends. (sportsaid.org.uk, 29 Jul 2015)
Most influential person in career
Coach Paul Moseley. (sportsaid.org.uk, 29 Jul 2015)
Hero / Idol
British wheelchair racer Hannah Cockroft. (sportsaid.org.uk, 29 Jul 2015)
Other sports
He has played wheelchair basketball for the Yorkshire county team in England. (runleeds.co.uk, 04 Jan 2016)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games, and the 2017 World Championships in London, England. (runleeds.co.uk, 04 Jan 2016)
Impairment
He was born with arthrogryposis, which causes joint contractures and affects all four of his limbs. (runleeds.co.uk, 04 Jan 2016)
Other information
HIATUS
He did not compete from 2010 to 2014 due to him working as a summer camp volunteer in the United States of America, through the Camp America programme. (runleeds.co.uk, 04 Jan 2016)