Athlete Biography

Impairment Details
She was born without a left hand.

Start of sporting career
She completed her first para-triathlon in 2009.

Ambitions
To compete at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

Most memorable sporting achievement
Being crowned world champion in Budapest, Hungary in 2010 and again in Beijing, China in 2011.

Hero
British wheelchair racer, Tanni Grey-Thompson. “She has persistently shown sheer determination and self-belief to triumph in multiple Paralympic Games, not forgetting repeatedly winning the wheelchair London Marathon.”

Awards
In 2014 she was named Female Paratriathlete of the Year by 220 Magazine.
She won the University of Brighton Alumnus Award in recognition of her outstanding sporting achievements and her ongoing support of the university in 2014.
In 2013 she was named Disabled Sports Personality of the Year at the Sussex Sports Awards.
She was named 2013 British Triathlon Female Paratriathlete of the Year by 220 Magazine.
In 2013 she was named British Triathlon Female Paratriathlete of the Year by British Triathlon.

General
HISTORICAL ACHIEVEMENTS
She was the first para-triathlete to win a world title four years in a row, from 2010 to 2013.

OCCUPATION
She co-founded Tempo, a specialist running shop in Eastbourne, England. She is a running advisor and physiotherapist for the business, providing information on running injuries.

STUDIES OVER SPORT
She was absent from most of the major competitions in 2013 to work on her university dissertation. However, she still managed to retain her world champion title in 2013.

Club
Bodyworks XTC, Eastbourne, ENG

Social Media
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Competition Highlights

RankEventYearLocationResult
World Championships
1TRI-42013London, GBR1:16:35
1TRI-42012Auckland, NZL1:02:33
2PT42014Edmonton, AB, CAN1:13:23

 

Athlete Tri Entry Year: 2010 for Great Britain, European Championships (Athlone)

Athlete Education: Physiotherapy - University of Brighton, England

Athlete Hobbies: Travelling, socialising, walking, eating.

Athlete Coach: Glenn Cook [club]

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