CP Sport have collected a range of profiles from people with CP that participate in sport. We will be posting these profiles daily throughout CP Awareness Month (March) to celebrate positive stories and inspire people to take part in the future.

Name: Rio Boothe

Role: Athlete

Club: Northwest Pentathlon Hub and Team GB

The sport I participate in: Laser Run


How did the opportunity come for you to start participating in your sport? I got into Laser Run through a research project at my university. The project was looking at a new para sport and making it more inclusive, I was selected to compete for Team GB at the Para Laser Run World Championships.

How have you benefited from participating in your chosen sport? Given me the opportunity to represent my country, becoming a world champion and record holder. I’m more confident. Also, from doing Laser Run I have been able to create my own disability sport club, Laser Sport Liverpool.


What are your ambitions in sport? 2024 – we have a training camp in Oviedo, Spain so just continuing to grow the para community, this is happening in June Following this there is a European competition in Madeira, Portugal so just to have a successful championship, medal and PB. Overall ambition is to get Para Pentathlon to the Paralympics and just see where things progress.


Why should other people give your sport a go? I think this sport is create because its inclusive to everyone, regardless of what cerebral palsy you have everyone can compete.


Are there any further opportunities you like to see be made available in your sport? Funding opportunities.


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