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BROWN Sally
Sport Para athletics
NPC Great Britain   
GenderWomen
Age23
Place of BirthLondonderry, NIR
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T47
Further Personal Information
Family
Partner Jonnie Peacock
Residence
Loughborough, ENG
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English
Higher education
Photography - Loughborough College: England
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up athletics in 2004 at Ballykelly Primary School in Limavady, Northern Ireland.
Why this sport?
"I started running when I was about 10 and knew I wanted to be a professional runner almost immediately."
Club / Team
Charnwood AC: England
Name of coach
Joe McDonnell [club], from 2018; Paula Dunn [National], GBR
General Interest
Hobbies
Fitness, fashion. (salllybrown.blogspot.co.uk, 11 Feb 2017)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (sportsaid.org.uk, 03 Sep 2015)
Hero / Idol
British heptathlete Jessica Ennis-Hill, British hurdler Perri Shakes-Drayton. (belfasttelegraph.co.uk, 11 Sep 2015; runnersworld.co.uk, 07 May 2012)
Injuries
She sustained a double stress fracture to her foot in 2011. The injury reoccurred several times until 2015, when she solved the problem by adapting her running technique. After an 18-month period of inactivity, she returned to competition in January 2016 at the Loughborough University Open in England. "It turns out I was pointing my toes when I ran, which meant more impact through my feet and up my shins. Now I'm more flat-footed and I'm running much more efficiently." (dailymail.co.uk, 08 Aug 2015; 11 Feb 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Only those who risk going too far can find out how far one can go." (Athlete, 09 Dec 2010)
Famous relatives
Her partner Jonnie Peacock has also represented Great Britain in Para athletics, and claimed gold in the T44 100m at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, and the 2017 World Championships in London, England. (theguardian.com, 27 Jan 2018; SportsDeskOnline, 07 Aug 2018)
Impairment
She was born with dysmelia in her lower arms. Her left arm also did not fully develop. (bbc.co.uk, 23 Nov 2011; Athletics, 09 Dec 2010)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
Round 1 2012 200m T46 27.78
6 2012 100m T46 13.74
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
3 2011 200m T46 26.38
6 2011 100m T46 13.22
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
2 2018 400m T47 1:04.25
5 2018 100m T47 13.56
4 2018 200m T47 27.93