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GOOD Lindsey
Sport Para powerlifting
NPC United States   
GenderWomen
Age29
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Further Personal Information
Residence
Waxhaw, NC, USA
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
English
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She has been involved in adaptive sports since she was seven years old, but only started powerlifting around age 15.
Why this sport?
"I like weightlifting because it makes me feel strong. I don't have all the muscles that other people have so I cant push off from my legs. I have to do it from my chest so I have to learn how to breathe differently and balance the weight....I love the rush of competing."
Name of coach
Mike Burn
Training Regime
Since making the USA Team for the Junior World Championships in Dubai, 2011, she has taken on a personal trainer three to four days a week in order to lose weight and increase her lifting ability. She says her left side is weaker so she focusses on improving her strength on that side. She has decreased her involvement in other adaptive sports to focus on powerlifting, but still trains with her basketball team to maintain cardio fitness.
General Interest
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Don't let other people's judgements get you down because it doesn't matter what other people think. It's what you know you can do. You know that you can prove yourself." (ucps.k12.nc.us, 01 Dec 2009)
Awards and honours
She has won Spirit of Excellence Awards from Wheelchair and Ambulatory Sports, USA, in both archery and powerlifting. (wsusa.org, 01 Jun 2011)

She received an Academic All-American Award in 2010 from the National Wheelchair Basketball Association for her performances with the Charlotte Rollin' Bobcats team. (nwba.org, 06 May 2010)

In 2004 at age 11 she and fellow young disabled children from the Allegro Foundation dance troupe travelled to the White House to dance and sing Christmas carols for the President of the United States of America. She was dressed as a toy soldier. (sbaa-communities.org, 20 Dec 2004)
Other sports
She has competed in archery as part of the Wheelchair and Ambulatory Sports, USA, national competition. She also competes in table tennis, plays basketball for the Rollin' Bobcats and is on the Carolina Cruisers state track team, competing in wheelchair racing. (wsusa.org, 01 Jun 2011; charlotteobserver.com, 31 Mar 2010)
Impairment
She was born with Spina Bifida and is paralysed from the knees down. (sbaa-communities.org, 01 Dec 2004)
Other information
HISTORIC RACE
She made history in the US state of North Carolina when she and fellow US Paralympian Jill Moore competed against one another in the first ever race between two wheelchair athletes in North Carolina High School Track and Field history. Lindsey says her and Jill are very close friends. "It was a little hard because everyone was telling me not to talk to her. They said 'Dont fraternise with the enemy' but I was like, 'she's my best friend!'" she said. (ucps.k12.nc.us, 01 Dec 2009)


Competition Highlights (historical)
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