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SHARP Caytlyn
Sport Para athletics
NPC Australia   
GenderWomen
Age17
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Classification
F20, T20
Further Personal Information
Residence
Terang, VIC, AUS
Occupation
Student
Languages
English
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up athletics at age eight at Camperdown Little Athletics Club in Victoria, Australia.
Why this sport?
"I hated sport when I started and I hated athletics and loved swimming. My mum used to have to lift me screaming into the car each week [for athletics training], but at the end of the season I won a medal for improvement and the next year I just wanted to go back and get more medals, as I got older I just liked the feeling that athletics gave me, it made me feel happy, safe and free."
Club / Team
Eureka Athletics Club: Ballarat, VIC, AUS
Name of coach
Anula Costa [national], AUS; Jeremy Dixon [club], AUS
General Interest
Hero / Idol
Australian long jumper Brooke Stratton. (inas.org, 19 Mar 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"I like showing other people with impairments that you can do it, that just because people think you cannot do something. With help and support you really can do it." (swas.org.au, 12 Apr 2019)
Awards and honours
She was named Marg Angel Junior Sportsperson of the Year at the 2018 Victorian Disability Sport and Recreation Awards in Australia. (DSR Twitter profile, 01 Aug 2018; dsr.org.au, 05 Jul 2018)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris. (standard.net.au, 05 Apr 2019)
Impairment
She has autism. (inas.org, 19 Mar 2019)
Other information
OTHER ACTIVITIES
In 2018 she became an ambassador of #WeAreSport campaign by the International Federation for Athletes with Intellectual Impairments [INAS]. "[I want to] show people that women and girls with impairments can achieve a lot through sport." (swas.org.au, 12 Apr 2019; inas.org, 19 Mar 2019)

Competition Highlights (historical)
There are no major results available for this athlete.