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Tracey Jackson

Shooting

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Impaired muscle power
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
SH2

Further personal information

Residence
Redcliffe, QLD, AUS
Languages
English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began the sport in March 2013.
Why this sport?
The muscular dystrophy association knew she had a passion for shooting and she received an invitation through them to attend a 'come and try' shooting day from their sporting coordinator. "I wanted to try drag racing but decided on shooting instead."

General interest

Hobbies
Reading, paper crafts, gemology, drag racing. (Facebook page, 10 Nov 2015)
Injuries
In 2012 she suffered a fall braking her knee cap, after which it required her to permanently use a wheelchair. (blogs.abc.net.au, 30 Oct 2014)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"If you can dream it, you can do it." [Walt Disney] (Facebook page, 10 Nov 2015)
Impairment
At age 16 she diagnosed with facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy, which is a muscle wasting condition that causes the muscles of the limbs, shoulders and face to weaken. (blogs.abc.net.au, 30 Oct 2014; Facebook page, 10 Nov 2015)
Other information
RETIREMENT
She announced her retirement from competitive shooting in October 2017. "I have decided to step away from shooting. Life is short and I have so much more I want to achieve before my body won't let me. I hope I can continue in some capacity to stay involved with my shooting family here in Queensland." (Tracey Shoots 4 Gold Facebook page, 20 Oct 2017)