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Orla Conneely

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Classification
RR2

Further personal information

Residence
Chesterfield, ENG
Occupation
Student
Languages
English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began racerunning in Chesterfield, England, after her mum discovered the sport via a video on Facebook.
Why this sport?
Racerunning was a sport that was suited to her abilities. "My parents and I had been looking for a sport that I could do. None of the usual sports were possible for me and there didn't seem to be a Para sport that was accessible either as most needed the use of either the hands or legs."
Club / Team
Chesterfield & District AC: England
Training Regime
She trains for two hours each week in Chesterfield and at the English Institute for Sport, and goes to the gym once a week to strengthen her core and leg muscles.

General interest

Injuries
In 2018 she had surgery for her condition, which caused her to take some time away from training. (cpsport.org, 01 Jan 2018)
Awards and honours
In 2018 she received the Young Disabled Sportsperson of the Year award from the Chesterfield School Sport Partnership. (derbyshiretimes.co.uk, 12 Feb 2019)
Ambitions
To compete at the Paralympic Games. (derbyshiretimes.co.uk, 12 Feb 2019)
Impairment
She has dystonic cerebral palsy. (derbyshiretimes.co.uk, 12 Feb 2019)