Stuart Bloor

Athletics | Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T54, F57

Further personal information

Family
Fiancee Kirsty Grange
Residence
Crewe, ENG
Occupation
Athlete

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up para-athletics in November 2010.
Why this sport?
Previously an international swimmer, he had to retire following a kidney infection. He wanted to continue training so he took up wheelchair racing.
Club / Team
Crewe and Nantwich Athletics Club: England
Name of coach
Jenny Archer

General interest

Hobbies
Football, playing wheelchair basketball, volunteering. (facesofspinabifida.com, 05 Apr 2012)
Other sports
He was an international para-swimmer for 11 years before a kidney infection forced him to retire. (facesofspinabifida.com, 05 Apr 2012)
Famous relatives
His fiancee Kirsty Grange is an elite wheelchair racing athlete. (lancashiretelegraph.co.uk, 08 Jul 2013)
Impairment
He has spina bifida. His right leg was also amputated in 2007 as he was unable to use it. (facesofspinabifida.com, 05 Apr 2012; crewechronicle.co.uk. 29 Jun 2011)