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CLEAVER Erin
Sport Para athletics
NPC Australia   
GenderWomen
Age20
Place of BirthTamworth, AUS
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T38
Further Personal Information
Residence
Charlestown, NSW, AUS
Languages
English
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up athletics at primary school in Barraba, NSW, Australia. She began competing in 2013.
Why this sport?
Her doctor encouraged her to take up Para athletics.
Club / Team
New South Wales Institute of Sport [NSWIS] [AUS] / Macquarie Hunter Athletics [AUS]:
Senior International Debut
Year
2015
Competing for
Australia
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Doha, QAT
General Interest
Hobbies
Spending time with family, outdoor activities, going to the cinema, travel, reading. (commonwealthgames.com.au, 05 Apr 2018; athletics.com.au, 2017)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (athletics.com.au, 2017)
Most influential person in career
Her father. (commonwealthgames.com.au, 05 Apr 2018)
Hero / Idol
Coach Shaun Fletcher. (commonwealthgames.com.au, 05 Apr 2018)
Awards and honours
In 2018 she was named Sportsperson of the Year at the Lake Macquarie Awards in Newcastle, NSW, Australia. (lakesmail.com.au, 19 Feb 2018)

She was named the 2016 Sportsperson of the Year by Hunter Sports High School in Gateshead, NSW, Australia. (theherald.com.au, 21 Nov 2016)

She received the 2015 Outstanding Individual Performance by an Academy Athlete award from the Hunter Academy of Sport in Newcastle, NSW, Australia. (newcastlestar.com.au, 04 Dec 2015)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (Instagram profile, 01 Jan 2019)
Impairment
She was born with right-sided hemiplegia, which affects the movement in her right arm and leg. (nswathletics.org.au, 19 Oct 2015)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
5 2016 Long Jump T38 4.51
3 2016 4 x 100m Relay T35-38 55.09
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
6 2015 100m T38 13.92
4 2015 Long Jump T38 4.45
  2015 4 x 100m Relay T35-38  DSQ
2 2017 Long Jump T38 4.61
7 2017 100m T38 14.30
Commonwealth Games
Rank Year Event Result
2 2018 Long Jump T38 4.36
5 2018 100m T38 14.43