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CLIFTON-BLIGH Sarah
Sport Para athletics
NPC Australia   
GenderWomen
Place of BirthSydney, AUS
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
F32, T32
Further Personal Information
Residence
Sydney, NSW, AUS
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming at age eight, wheelchair athletics at age 10 and seated throwing events at age 12.
Why this sport?
Her involvement in sport began at her primary school's athletics day. After showing potential, she was lent a proper chair that had once been lent to Australian Paralympians Kurt Fearnely and Angie Ballard when they were younger. She took part in wheelchair racing as well as throwing events, and a few years later she was invited to join the New South Wales state junior wheelchair development squad under Ballard's coaching.
Club / Team
Sydney University Athletics Club [SYU]: Australia
Name of coach
Louise Sauvage; Angie Ballard
General Interest
Hobbies
Reading. (susf.com.au, 01 Aug 2017)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (susf.com.au, 01 Aug 2017)
Impairment
She was born with cerebral palsy that severely affects all four limbs. (susf.com.au, 01 Aug 2017)
Other information
BEATING HER COACH
In 2017, at age 13, she finished ahead of her coach, Angie Ballard, in a 100m race at the New South Wales state open championships. "I was absolutely shocked. I didn't want to beat her, I wanted to get the silver medal. It's really cool training with Angie because she's so amazing, and has won so many medals at the Paralympics over the years, and I'm only 13 years old." (susf.com.au, 01 Aug 2017)

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