Josie Pearson MBE
Josie began playing Wheelchair Rugby in 2005 and was the first woman to represent ParalympicsGB in the sport of Wheelchair Basketball when she made her Games debut in Beijing in 2008.
- F51 Discus/Club Throw
- Home Town:
- Haye-on-Wye, Herefordshire
- Disability Sport Wales, Cardiff
- Date Of Birth:
- 3rd January 1986
- Games Attended:
- London 12, Beijing 08
She made a full transition to Athletics in 2009, finishing 5th in both the T52 100m and 800m at the 2011 IPC Athletics World Championships in Christchurch, New Zealand.
Frustrated with her performances on the track, she has since focused on the throwing events (Club Throw and Discus) and is excelling in both.
On her second Games appearance at London 2012, Josie won gold and set a world record in the F51/52/53 Discus with a throw of 6.58m.
"This is the culmination of so many years' hard work."Josie Pearson
In the 2013 New Year's Honours, Josie was awarded a MBE.
Josie broke her neck in a road traffic accident in 2003.
- 2012 London Paralympic Games
F51/52/53 Discus: gold
F31/32/51 Club Throw: 5th
- 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games
Wheelchair Rugby: 4th
- 2013 IPC Athletics World Championships, Lyon, France
F51 Discus: gold
F51 Club Throw: bronze
- 2011 IPC Athletics World Championships, Christchurch, New Zealand
T52 100m: 5th
T52 200m: DSQ
T52 800m: 5th