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BOOTH Anthony
Sport Para athletics, Para ice hockey
NPC Great Britain   
GenderMen
Age45
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Further Personal Information
Family
One son
Residence
Manchester, ENG
Languages
English
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up ice sledge hockey as a teenager.
Why this sport?
"Itís great fun and a good laugh."
Club / Team
Manchester Phoenix: England
Name of coach
Pete Hagan [club], GBR; Andrew Linton [national], GBR
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Forward
General Interest
Other sports
He has competed in wheelchair racing for the Stockport Harriers. He also won gold in the 800m and in junior weightlifting, plus two silver and a bronze in other wheelchair track events at the National Junior Games at Stoke Mandeville at age 16. (stockportharriers.com, 20 May 2012; microsites.realbuzz.com, 22 Apr 2012)
Impairment
He developed meningitis at age nine, which resulted in both of his legs being amputated below the knee. (manchestereveningnews.co.uk, 03 Oct 2013)
Other information
LONG BREAK FROM SPORT
He put his ice sledge hockey career on hold in 2004 due to the birth of his son. He returned to the Great Britain national team in 2012. (manchestereveningnews.co.uk, 03 Oct 2013; manchesterphoenix.co.uk, 27 Oct 2013)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games - Para ice hockey
Rank Year Event Result
7 1998 Team