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HUNNISETT Abbie
Sport Para athletics
NPC Great Britain   
GenderWomen
Age22
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
F32
Further Personal Information
Residence
East Grinstead, ENG
Languages
English
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began throwing the club in 2008 at Treloar School and College in Hampshire, England. She met coach Camilla Thrush at an event in 2012, and was introduced to the Weir Archer Academy at the same time.
Why this sport?
Having enjoyed dressage as a child, she was inspired to take up throwing events seriously after watching the 2012 Paralympic Games in London.
Club / Team
Weir Archer Academy: Kingston upon Thames, ENG
Name of coach
Paula Dunn [national], GBR; Anthony Hughes [personal], from 2015; Mark Hunnisett [father]
Training Regime
She trains four or five times a week.
General Interest
Hobbies
Going to concerts and the theatre, shopping, watching television. (sportsaid.org.uk, 10 Aug 2015)
Hero / Idol
British wheelchair racer David Weir. (sportsaid.org.uk, 10 Aug 2015)
Awards and honours
She was named the 2015 Sports Star of the Year by the East Grinstead Courier newspaper in England. (eastgrinsteadcourier.co.uk, 28 Jan 2016)

She received a Junior Athletics Award at the 2012 Nationwide Disability Sports Awards in the United Kingdom. (bbc.co.uk, 07 Dec 2012)
Impairment
She has cerebral palsy and is unable to walk long distances as a result of her brain being starved of oxygen at birth. (kentonline.co.uk, 22 Aug 2016; sportsaid.org.uk, 10 Aug 2015)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
4 2016 Club Throw F32 19.00
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
3 2015 Club Throw F32 21.09
8 2017 Club Throw F32 15.02
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
4 2014 Club Throw F32/51 18.58
3 2016 Club Throw F31/32/51 20.32