"I have always been encouraged to participate in various sports and I really enjoy competing, seeing the results of training, the reaction I get when people see a little person lifting big weights. Since starting Para Powerlifting my performance against my trajectory targets demonstrate that with continuing training and making good progress I have a realistic chance of a podium finish at the next Paralympics.
Female athletes are underrepresented in my sport. It will enhance the profile of athletes with different disabilities as I am not a wheelchair user. There’s increased importance placed on the role of weight training in health, fitness and weight management and I can be a positive role model. I’m outgoing, chatty and keen to promote my sport."