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Suzanne Arenal

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Classification
T35

Further personal information

Residence
Corona del Mar, CA, USA
Occupation
Student
Languages
English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began running while in primary school. She took up the sport competitively at middle school.
Why this sport?
She tried various sports as a child, including football, basketball, equestrian and karate, but her favourite was cross-country running. She switched from distance running to sprinting so she could try and compete at the Paralympic Games.
Club / Team
Corona del Mar High School: United States
Name of coach
Bill Sumner [personal], USA

General interest

Awards and honours
She was named a 2015 US Paralympics Track and Field High School All-American in the 100m and 200m. (teamusa.org, 03 Sep 2015)
Impairment
She was diagnosed with cerebral palsy at 10 months old. (dailypilot.com, 01 Aug 2015)
Other information
CP IN MOTION
She founded CP in Motion, a running club for youth athletes with an impairment. "My overall goal for this club is to inspire kids to not be afraid to push the limits and strive for their goals. I want the kids to feel like they're in a safe place where they can have fun and be themselves." (highschool.latimes.com, 16 Apr 2015)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 200 m T35 Heat 1 2015-10-23 9
Women's 100 m T35 Heat 1 2015-10-29 9999