Athletes

Gemma Prescott

Aged 15, Gemma first tried the sport when she was invited to a ‘have a go’ day.

  • Events:
    Athletics
  • Home Town:
    Truro
  • Lives:
    Warrington, Cheshire
  • Trains:
    BWAA
  • Date Of Birth:
    24/09/1983
  • Games Attended:
    London 12, Beijing 08

She was subsequently invited to enter her first competition, the 1998 DSE National Junior Championships in Blackpool. She has now been competing for 14 years.

At the 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games, Gemma made her Games debut, where she finished 8th in the F32-34/51-53 Discus and 7th in the F32-34/52/53 Shot Put.

At London 2012, Gemma recorded 20.50m in the final of the F31/32/51 Club Throw, allowing her to claim bronze.

Additional career highlights the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, where Gemma won the bronze medal in the Shot Put.

In 2006, Gemma graduated with a Masters Degree in mathematics from St. Andrews University. In the future, she hopes to qualify as a primary school teacher.

Gemma has cerebral palsy.

Major Results

  • 2012 London Paralympic Games
  • F34/33/34 Shot Put: 13th
    F31/32/51 Club Throw: bronze
  • 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games
  • F32-34/51-53 Discus: 8th
    F32-34/52/53 Shot Putt: 7th
     
  • 2013 IPC Athletics World Championships, Lyon, France
  • F32 Club Throw: 8th
  • 2011 IPC Athletics World Championships, Christchurch, New Zealand
  • F31/F32/F51 Club Throw: bronze
    F32/F33/F34 Shot Putt: 7th
  • 2010 Commonwealth Games, Delhi, India (representing England)
  • F32 Shot Putt: bronze
     

Comments

The BPA would like to see lots of people engaging with the news and information that we post on our website. If you would like to participate in the conversation, however, please ensure you comply with the House Rules. The BPA reserves the right to remove posts which do not comply with these Rules or which are considered irrelevant to the post.

Back to top