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Patricia Eachus

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T54

Further personal information

Languages
English, German

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport in 2001.
Why this sport?
She first tried swimming and tennis before opting for Para athletics after trying a racing wheelchair for the first time in Nottwil, Switzerland.
Training Regime
She trains up to nine sessions a week, including two at the gym.

General interest

Hobbies
Visiting medieval markets. (bueron.ch, 01 Oct 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (bueron.ch, 01 Oct 2018; Athlete, 21 Oct 2015)
Injuries
In 2015 she was affected by Pfeiffer's glandular fever which obliged her to reduce her training for the following two years due to extreme fatigue. She returned to full training in late 2017. (swissparalympic.ch, 01 Dec 2019)
Awards and honours
In 2014 she was presented with a special achievement award by the Swiss Paralympic Committee. (swissparalympic.ch, 24 Oct 2014)

She was named the Paralympic Newcomer of the Year by the Swiss Paralympic Committee in 2005. (swissparalympic.ch, 2017)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (bueron.ch, 01 Oct 2018)
Impairment
She was born with spina bifida. (swissparalympic.ch, 2017)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 5000 m T53/54 Final 2011-01-22 7
Women's 800 m T54 Heat 2 2011-01-24 4
Women's 1500 m T53/54 Heat 1 2011-01-26 4
Women's 1500 m T53/54 Final 2011-01-28 10
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 5000 m T54 Heat 2 2012-08-31 4
Women's 5000 m T54 Final Round 2012-09-02 10
Women's 400 m T54 Heat 1 2012-09-03 7
Women's Marathon T54 Final Round 2012-09-09 10
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Marathon T54 Final 1 2013-07-28 6
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 1500 m T54 Heat 2 2015-10-23 13
Women's 800 m T54 Heat 1 2015-10-25 10
Women's 5000 m T54 Heat 1 2015-10-28 14
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 1500 m T54 Heat 1 2017-07-15 13
Women's 5000 m T54 Final 1 2017-07-22 10