Aged 15, Gemma first tried the sport when she was invited to a ‘have a go’ day.
- F32 Shot Put/Club Throw
- Home Town:
- Warrington, Cheshire
- Date Of Birth:
- 25th September 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.
- 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
- 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