I have great pride in being able to say that I am a Paralympian! I represent Great Britain in the T34 100m and 800m, travelling around the world, doing something I really enjoy.
It all started after watching the London 2012 Paralympic Games, aged eleven. Although the word ‘inspired’ is loosely used, I truly was inspired. I didn’t know what people with disabilities were capable of until watching the games. I specifically saw wheelchair racing and thought, ‘I can do that!’ It didn’t look that different to whizzing around the school corridors in my day chair! It was as if it was meant to be, there was a local racing club at Coventry Godiva Harriers, only 10 minutes away from my home. I met my coach (Job King) and fell in love with the sport!
Fast forward 4 years of hard training and fun, I achieved my goal of representing ParalympicsGB at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, winning 1 Silver and 2 Bronze medals, aged 15. The experience was so special and motivates me to work hard to make the next Paralympic Games which will be held in Tokyo, Japan in 2020!
Away from the track, I am a full time A-level student, studying Religion, Philosophy and Ethics, History and Biology.
After watching the 2012 Paralympics, I became inspired to pick up the sport. Not long after, I had a trial session on an upright racing chair and on my first attempt at the 100m, recorded a time of 27 seconds (16th fastest time in the world at the time). From this point on, I was hooked.
This was the first year I participated in the London Mini Marathon, in which I placed 2nd.
I represented Team GB at the Junior World Championship and won Silver’s in both the 400 & 800 metres as well as a Bronze in the 100 metres. In this year, I was also selected to represent GB Wheelchair Elite Team in 100 metres at the IAAF Diamond League in Glasgow and as the youngest member of the team, I won a Bronze medal.
Senior World Championship debut.
Won T34 400m Bronze and 800m Bronze at Doha 2015 IPC Athletics World Championships.
London Mini Marathon U14 Course Record.
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games – T34 100m Silver, 400m Bronze, 800m Bronze.
London 2017 World Para-Athletics Championships – T34 100m Silver, 400m Bronze, 800m Bronze.
London Mini Marathon U17 Girls Course Record.
Broke T34 100m World Record at London Anniversary Games
World Para-Athletics European Championships T34 100m Gold, 800m Silver.