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WHITELEY Lee
Sport Para athletics
NPC Great Britain   
GenderMen
Age29
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T38
Further Personal Information
Family
Partner Siouxsie
Residence
Manchester, ENG
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English
Higher education
Psychology - Salford University: Manchester, ENG
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began competing in cross-country running when he was in year seven at school.
Why this sport?
He enjoys the competitive aspect of sport, as well as the training, so it was natural he got involved with para-athletics after he became ill in January 2011.
Club / Team
Sale Harriers: England
Name of coach
Keith Hunter [club]; Paula Dunn [national], GBR
Senior International Debut
Year
2013
Competing for
Great Britain
Location
Dubai
General Interest
Hobbies
Spending time with friends, going to the cinema, playing pool. (jaguaracademyofsport.co.uk, 01 May 2013)
Hero / Idol
British para-sprinter Stephen Payton. (jaguaracademyofsport.co.uk, 01 May 2013)
Awards and honours
He carried the Queen's Baton during the relay for the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. (Twitter profile, 31 May 2014)
Ambitions
To win medals at major international competitions. (jaguaracademyofsport.co.uk, 01 May 2013)
Impairment
He became ill in January 2011 and was told by doctors that he would not walk again. He initially used a wheelchair but was back on his feet and competing at the Birmingham Games in England by July 2012. (jaguaracademyofsport.co.uk, 01 May 2013; coachingengland.org, 12 Apr 2013)

Competition Highlights (historical)
World Championships (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
4 2013 100m T38 11.33
3 2013 200m T38 23.00