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Toby Markham

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Classification
T38

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He attended an open day at Wolves Inclusive Athletics Club in London, England. "It helped me with my confidence."
Why this sport?
He took up athletics to encourage more people with cerebral palsy to do the same. "Watching the 2012 Paralympics in London and seeing athletes with similar abilities to me, I thought I can do that."
Club / Team
Newham & Essex Beagles: London, ENG
Name of coach
Segrid Ayers

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Participating in the 2017 London Mini Marathon. (cpsport.org, 26 Apr 2017)
Awards and honours
In 2019 he received the Young Achiever of the Year Award at the A Question of Access Sport [AQAS] awards. (accesssport.org.uk, 27 Mar 2019)

In 2018 he was named Sportsperson of the Year and Inducted into the Waltham Forest Sport and Leisure Hall of Fame at the Waltham Forest Feel Good Sports Awards. (walthamforest.gov.uk, 29 Nov 2018)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (vimeo.com, 22 Apr 2019)
Impairment
He has cerebral palsy. (walthamforest.gov.uk, 10 Dec 2018)