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WALTERS Erinn
Sport Para athletics
NPC Australia   
GenderWomen
Age24
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Classification
T35, F35
Further Personal Information
Residence
Canberra, ACT, AUS
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, French, Spanish
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began competing in 2005.
Why this sport?
Her physiotherapist encouraged her to take up running after noticing she enjoyed it and could not sit still. She began to dream of representing Australia after meeting wheelchair racer Louise Sauvage at the 2000 Paralympic Games in Sydney.
Senior International Debut
Year
2011
Competing for
Australia
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Christchurch, NZL
General Interest
Hero / Idol
Australian wheelchair racer Louise Sauvage, Australian para-sprinter Heath Francis. (paralympic.org.au, 01 Jun 2011)
Injuries
In 2010 she suffered a burst appendix that kept her out of action for four months. (paralympic.org.au, 01 Jun 2011)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"What I love most about running is the uncertainty. You’re always chasing someone, or there’s always someone chasing you." (citynews.com.au, 01 Aug 2012)
Impairment
She was diagnosed with cerebral palsy at age 18 months. (citynews.com.au, 01 Aug 2012)
Other information
OCCUPATION
She works as an after-school assistant at the Woden Community Centre in Canberra, ACT, Australia. (Facebook profile, 19 Jan 2017)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
6 2012 200m T35 36.31
8 2012 100m T35 18.09
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
6 2011 100m T35 18.98
4 2011 200m T35 40.05
7 2013 100m T35 17.30
6 2013 200m T35 35.91