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COOP Brianna
Sport Para athletics
NPC Australia   
GenderWomen
Age22
Place of BirthCairns, AUS
Height1.65 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Classification
T35
Further Personal Information
Residence
Brisbane, QLD, AUS
Occupation
Customer Service
Languages
English
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began competing in Para athletics at age 13 while at school.
Why this sport?
Her high school physical education teacher encouraged her to take up the sport when she was in year seven.
Club / Team
QEII Track Club: Brisbane, QLD, AUS
Name of coach
Wayne Leaver
Senior International Debut
Year
2015
Competing for
Australia
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Doha, QAT
General Interest
Hobbies
Watching online videos and comedy series, woodwork, craft. (commonwealthgames.com.au, 01 Jan 2018; athletics.com.au, 2017)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a bronze medal in the T35 100m at the 2015 World Championships in Doha, Qatar. (commonwealthgames.com.au, 01 Jan 2018)
Most influential person in career
Her father. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Injuries
In 2015 she sustained a hip flexor strain that kept her out of action for four weeks. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Success is the sum of small efforts - repeated day in and day out." [Robert Collier]. (paralympic.org.au, 30 Sep 2019)
Awards and honours
She was named the 2015 Para Athlete of the Year by Athletics North Queensland [ANQ] in Australia. (athleticsnorthqld.org.au, 25 Nov 2015)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. After her sporting career is finished she would like to work with people with an impairment in regional communities in Australia. (paralympic.org.au, 30 Sep 2019)
Impairment
She was diagnosed with cerebral palsy in 2006. (Athletics North Queensland Facebook page, 14 Apr 2015)
Other information
EDUCATION
She has studied for a certificate III in disability services through Endeavour College in Brisbane, QLD, Australia. She also has a certificate III in Australian sign language [Auslan]. (athletics.com.au, 2017; Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
4 2016 100m T35 15.56
5 2016 200m T35 33.08
World Championships (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
4 2015 200m T35 32.36
3 2015 100m T35 15.11
4 2017 200m T35 32.00
4 2017 100m T35 15.30
5 2019 100m T35 15.86
Commonwealth Games
Rank Year Event Result
3 2018 100m T35 15.63