Nessa throwing the shot in Rio

Vanessa Wallace

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    F34 shot put

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Wallace began wheelchair racing in 2012 at the Haringey Wheelers club in London, England. She switched to shot put in December 2014. Just over 12 months later she gained her first international honours for Great Britain at the 2016 European Championships held in Grossetto, Italy where she finished 5th in the F34 Shot Put.

Wallace attended her first Paralympic games in Rio 216 where she competed in the Shot Put F34 and missed out on a medal coming 5th.

She then went on competed for Great Britain at the World Para Athletics World Champs 2016 in London Although she finished in the same position as in Rio (5th) she significantly closed the gap to the bronze medal winner.

Wallace was selected for the 2018 WPA European Champs held in Berlin in August and went on to win the Gold medal with a season best performance. Following on from success in 2018 she won the Bronze medal at the 2019 WPA World Champs in Dubai with a personal best.

Wallace attended the 2021 WPA European Champs Poland and came 2nd Place in the F34 Shot Put.

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