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Tania Goddard

Shooting

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
SH1

Further personal information

Residence
Bristol, ENG
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English

Sport specific information

Training Regime
She trains at Stoke Mandeville Stadium in Aylesbury, England.

General interest

Nicknames
Spring (Facebook profile, 24 Aug 2019)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (justgiving.com, 26 Jan 2019)
Impairment
Her leg was amputated below the knee in 2012. (edtechnology.co.uk, 01 May 2019)
Other information
IMPROVED PROSTHETIC LEG
She has worked with staff at the University of the West of England in Bristol to develop an improved prosthetic leg. The research started after she approached Dr Appolinaire Etoundi to develop a socket to house her prosthetic leg and avoid common discomforts such as chafing and excessive temperatures. "After 15 sockets in two years and being told they were unable to help me lead a normal life, I thought I had to face living the rest of my life in a wheelchair. This [research] work is giving me real hope to be able to walk again, and it could help thousands of amputees across the world, because if they can get a socket design to fit me, then it will fit anyone. All I ever wanted to was to be able to go back out on patrol as a police officer and be a proper mum to my children." (edtechnology.co.uk, 01 May 2019)