CP Sport collected profiles from people with CP that have participated in physical activity during 2023. The profiles are being used to celebrate and showcase the activities that have been achieved this year.
Name: Savannah Marshall (athlete)
Region: Nottinghamshire / East Midlands
Club: Retford Athletics
Which sports did you participate in during 2023:
National Disability Championships
East Midlands County Disability Championships
Competing at Club Level with Retford Athletics
What was your biggest achievement in physical activity in 2023: Coming 1st in the 200, 100 and Long Jump in the National Disability Championships. I hadn’t taken part before, so to win was brilliant.
How did you benefit from participating in physical activity throughout 2023: It has given me huge confidence, developed my ability and I want to use this experience to go further and win more medals.
What would you like to achieve in sport in 2024: I would like to retain my gold medals at the nationals and take part in more sport. I already do a lot with the club competing with able bodied athletes and I am getting faster.
Which other sports would you like to try in 2024: I want to try more middle-distance running.
What would you say to other people with CP that are thinking of trying physical activity in 2024: Go for it. Your disability shouldn’t hold you back from doing what you want. If you can do something well then you should go for it. I just want to be the best and win.
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