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Owen Miller

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Intellectual impairment
Classification
T20

Further personal information

Residence
Dunfermline, SCO
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English
Higher education
Hospitality Management - Carnegie College: Dunfermline, SCO

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up athletics at school.
Why this sport?
He started running at a school sports day and was spotted by his physical education teacher. "The PE teacher said I was really good and should maybe join a club. I did and really enjoyed it."
Club / Team
Fife Athletic Club: Scotland
Name of coach
Steven Doig [club]

General interest

Most influential person in career
Coach Steven Doig. (scottishathletics.org.uk, 05 Dec 2020)
Injuries
He was affected by injuries throughout 2017. (scottishdisabilitysport.com, 22 Aug 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Train hard. Get good advice and coaching, run for as long as it's still fun. Always do your stretching and drills." (scottishdisabilitysport.com, 21 Jul 2016)
Awards and honours
He was presented with the 2020 East Kilbride Sports Council Disabled Athlete of the Year award by the Dunfermline and West Fife Sports Council in Scotland. (scottishdisabilitysport.com, 01 Jan 2020)

He carried the Olympic torch through Haverfordwest, Wales, as part of the relay for the 2012 Olympic Games in London. (london2012.com, 2012; Facebook profile, 14 Dec 2012)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (scottishdisabilitysport.com, 01 Jan 2020)