12075-Sally Brown photo

Sally Brown



Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment

Further personal information

Partner Jonnie Peacock
Loughborough, ENG
Higher education
Photography - Loughborough College: England

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up athletics in 2004 at Ballykelly Primary School in Limavady, Northern Ireland.
Why this sport?
"I started running when I was about 10 and knew I wanted to be a professional runner almost immediately."
Club / Team
Charnwood AC: England
Name of coach
Joe McDonnell [club], from 2018; Paula Dunn [National], GBR

General interest

Fitness, fashion. (, 11 Feb 2017)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (, 03 Sep 2015)
Hero / Idol
British heptathlete Jessica Ennis-Hill, British hurdler Perri Shakes-Drayton. (, 11 Sep 2015;, 07 May 2012)
She sustained a double stress fracture to her foot in 2011. The injury reoccurred several times until 2015, when she solved the problem by adapting her running technique. After an 18-month period of inactivity, she returned to competition in January 2016 at the Loughborough University Open in England. "It turns out I was pointing my toes when I ran, which meant more impact through my feet and up my shins. Now I'm more flat-footed and I'm running much more efficiently." (, 08 Aug 2015; 11 Feb 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Only those who risk going too far can find out how far one can go." (Athlete, 09 Dec 2010)
Famous relatives
Her partner Jonnie Peacock has also represented Great Britain in Para athletics, and claimed gold in the T44 100m at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, and the 2017 World Championships in London, England. (, 27 Jan 2018; SportsDeskOnline, 07 Aug 2018)
She was born with dysmelia in her lower arms. Her left arm also did not fully develop. (, 23 Nov 2011; Athletics, 09 Dec 2010)


Unit Date Rank
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 200 m T46 Heat 2 2011-01-22 3
Women's 200 m T46 Final 2011-01-23 3
Women's 100 m T46 Heat 2 2011-01-24 4
Women's 100 m T46 Final 2011-01-25 6
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 200 m T46 Heat 1 2012-08-31 4
Women's 100 m T46 Heat 1 2012-09-04 3
Women's 100 m T46 Final Round 2012-09-05 6