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Sarah White

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T53

Further personal information

Occupation
Athlete, Motivational Speaker
Languages
English, French

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up para-athletics at age 12 and began competing in 2008.
Why this sport?
She was inspired to start competing in the sport by Canadian Paralympic wheelchair racers Diane Roy and Chantal Petitclerc after watching them compete at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing.
Name of coach
Peter Eriksson [national]

International debut

Year
2011
Competing for
Canada
Tournament
Pan American Games
Location
Guadalajara, MEX

General interest

Hero / Idol
Canadian Paralympic wheelchair racers Diane Roy and Chantal Petitclerc. (thesuburban.com, 17 Apr 2013)
Awards and honours
She was awarded a financial bursary by the Quebec Foundation for Athletic Excellence in April 2013. (westislandchronicle.com, 05 Apr 2013)
Other sports
She has competed in wheelchair basketball at national junior level. (thesuburban.com, 17 Apr 2013)
Impairment
At seven months old she was diagnosed with neuroblastoma, a rare cancer that mostly affects young children. (paralympic.ca, 10 Nov 2011; defisportif.com, 26 Apr 2015)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 200 m T53 Semifinal 1 2013-07-20 10
Women's 100 m T53 Semifinal 1 2013-07-24 9