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Being a Paralympian: the life and experience of wheelchair tennis athlete Lucy Shuker (Inspire LT, Talbot Campus)

Disability History Month 2016

Monday, 5 December 2016 at 15:00 (GMT)

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Event Date: 5 December 2016

 

Time: 15:00-16:30

 

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Lucy Shuker is a three-time Paralympic Wheelchair Tennis Player and Double Paralympic Bronze Medallist. Lucy made history in London winning Great Britain’s first ever Women’s Wheelchair Tennis medal in the women’s doubles event, she retained Bronze Medal status at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio.

For UK Disability History Month 2016, Lucy is visiting BU to speak about her Paralympic journey which will involve her talking about how she got into the sport, experience of training and competing, alongside the physical and psychological demands of being a full-time performance athlete.

Speaker Biography

Lucy started playing Wheelchair Tennis in 2002 following a motorbike accident which left her paralysed from the chest down. Since this time Lucy has represented Great Britain at three successive Paralympics (Beijing 2008, London 2012 & Rio 2016) and was also the first Brit to contest the wheelchair tennis events at all four major Grand Slams when she played in New York in 2013. Other notable achievements have included winning the Vitalise Women of Achievement Award in 2011, British Tennis Disability Player of the Year 2012 and the ITF Wheelchair Tennis Player Choice Awards in 2007 voted for by all the players on the world wheelchair tennis tour.

Lucy is an inspiration to many and is passionate about helping build the profile of disability sport around the world. Other notable achievements have included winning the Vitalise Women of Achievement Award in 2011, British Tennis Disability Player of the Year 2012 and the ITF Wheelchair Tennis Player Choice Awards in 2007 voted for by all the players on the world wheelchair tennis tour.

With her sights firmly set on more success Lucy will now begin her journey to Tokyo with the hope of more medals. In addition to her sporting achievements, Lucy was awarded a BSc (Hons) in the Science and Management of Exercise and Health from the University of Surrey in 2001 and is an accomplished Motivational Speaker.

 

Look out for #bued1617 hashtag for  programme and talk updates.

 

For futher information on this event please contact diversity@bournemouth.ac.uk

 

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Do you have questions about Being a Paralympian: the life and experience of wheelchair tennis athlete Lucy Shuker (Inspire LT, Talbot Campus)? Contact Disability History Month 2016

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Inspire Lecture Theatre, Fusion Building
Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus
Fern Barrow
BH12 5BB Poole
United Kingdom

Monday, 5 December 2016 at 15:00 (GMT)


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The Disability History Month is a result of collaboration between Bournemouth University (BU) and Students' Union Bournemouth University (SUBU). 

 

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