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Taylor Farmer

Shooting

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
SH1

Further personal information

Residence
Colorado Springs, CO, USA
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English
Higher education
Criminology - Ehove Career Center: Elyria, OH, USA

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport at age 12 and began competing in 2015.
Why this sport?
Her father bought her a rifle and took her to a local shooting range, where she discovered she had a talent for shooting. "What does a young kid know about a firearm? It was just fun at that point. I didn't really think of it as being a challenge. I just wanted to do it." She later joined the 4-H Shooting Sports Program, a youth organisation administered by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture of the United States Department of Agriculture.
Training Regime
In 2018 she moved to Colorado Springs, CO, to train full-time at the United States Olympic and Paralympic Training Center. She completes between 200 and 300 shots a day in training.
Handedness
Left

General interest

Hobbies
Rock climbing, shooting, fishing, go-kart racing, attending fairs, rodeos, country concerts. (teamusa.org, 06 Aug 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Being named the USA Shooting 2018 Paralympic Athlete of the Year. (teamusa.org, 12 Feb 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Eat, sleep, breathe, shoot, repeat." (Facebook profile, 05 Dec 2018)
Awards and honours
In 2018 she was named USA Shooting Paralympic Athlete of the Year. (thenews-messenger.com, 21 Jan 2019)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (moveunitedsport.org, 01 Mar 2020; thenews-messenger.com, 21 Jan 2019)
Impairment
She was born with cerebral palsy. (eu.thenews-messenger.com, 13 Jul 2018)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Cheongju 2018 World Shooting Para Sport Championships (Cheongju, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
R2 - Women's 10m Air Rifle standing SH1 Qualification 2018-05-05 14