Athletes

Sally Brown

Sally was first introduced to Athletics whilst at primary school. She soon found that she was a talented sprinter and developed a real passion for the sport. She has now been competing for more than seven years.

  • Events:
    Athletics
  • Home Town:
    Belfast
  • Lives:
    Ballykelly
  • Trains:
    Springwell Running Club, Coleraine
  • Date Of Birth:
    25/06/1995
  • Games Attended:
    London 12

In August 2010, Sally made her international debut when she was selected to run for Great Britain and Northern Ireland at the IWAS Junior World Championships in the Czech Republic.

Sally made her senior debut at the 2011 IPC Athletics World Championships in Christchurch, New Zealand, where she won bronze in the T46 200m. She has also competed for Ulster at the All-Ireland Championships in the 300m non-disabled competition.

Sally was selected to make her Paralympic debut at the London 2012 Games. In the T46 200m, she equaled her season's best with a time of 27.78 and finished 4th in her heat, narrowly missing out on a place in the final. However, she qualified for her first Paralympic final in the T46 100m, where she finished in 6th place with a time of 13.74 seconds.

Sally cites her sporting hero as Jessica Ennis. In 2010, she was awarded the Sports Person with a Disability Award in 2010 from the Belfast Telegraph.

In addition to her training commitments, Sally is also keen to continue focussing on her education. After completing her GCSEs in 2011, her ambition is to go on to study for her A-Levels and subsequently attend university.

Sally has left arm dysmelia, meaning her left arm did not develop from below the elbow.

Major Results

  • 2012 London Paralympic Games
  • T46 100m: 6th
    T46 200m: 4th (rd1 ht1)
  • 2012 IPC Athletics European Championships, Stadskanaal, Holland
  • T46 100m: bronze
    T46 200m: bronze
  • 2011 IPC Athletics World Championships, Christchurch, New Zealand
  • T46 100m: 6th
    T46 200m: bronze



 

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