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Sarah Bolton



Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
F33, T33

Further personal information

Huntington, NY, USA
Athlete, Student

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up Para athletics at around age eight in Chicago, IL, United States of America.
Why this sport?
After attending a clinic hosted by GLASA [Great Lakes Adaptive Sports Association] in Chicago, IL, United States of America, she was able to experience playing adaptive sports including: Para athletics [track], basketball, boccia, hockey, and swimming for the first time. "When I was seven my parents took me to my first track practice and I instantly fell in love with the sport. In 2015, I was introduced to a wheelchair sports team known as the North Jersey Navigators. What I enjoyed most about wheelchair racing was the fact that I was able to race with people who were just like me. I love competing, and sports makes me feel like I can do that."
Club / Team
Cold Spring Harbor High School [USA] / New Jersey Navigators [USA]:
Name of coach
Kristen Wilkens [Cold Spring Harbor High Schoo]
Training Regime
She trains six days a week.

General interest

Singing. (, 25 Jan 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2018 International Wheelchair & Amputee Sports [IWAS] Youth World Games in Athlone, Ireland. (, 25 Jan 2019;, 29 Apr 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Giving up isn't a real option." (, 25 Jan 2019)
Other sports
She has competed in wheelchair basketball for the New York Rolling Fury in the United States of America. (, 2017)
Famous relatives
Her sister Elysia Bolton has competed in tennis for the University of California Los Angeles [UCLA] in the United States of America. (, 25 Jan 2019;, 2019)
To win a medal at the Paralympic Games. (, 25 Jan 2019)
At age 18 months doctors discovered she had a rare genetic disorder called HBSL leukodystrophy, which is a degeneration of the white matter in the brain which controls the central nervous system. (, 29 Apr 2018)
Other information
After she finishes high school she wants to continue her track career in college with either the University of Illinois or the University of Arizona. (, 25 Jan 2019).