Reece Palmer

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Intellectual impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
F20, T20

Further personal information

Residence
Newcastle, ENG
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English
Higher education
New College Durham: England

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up athletics in 2009. He began competing in 2011.
Why this sport?
Before moving to athletics he was a keen footballer from an early age. His father suggested he join a running club and he loved it from the start.
Club / Team
Chester-le-Street Athletics Club: England
Name of coach
Paul Smith [club]; Owen McArdle [club]; Paula Dunn [national], GBR

General interest

Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Twitter profile, 31 Aug 2016)
Other information
BEATING CANCER
In 2012 he was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma, from which he recovered after undergoing chemotherapy treatment. Four weeks after his last treatment, he returned to training. (chroniclelive.co.uk, 11 Sep 2014)