Amy Carr earns two major achievementsDecember 9, 2014
15 year old Teesside athlete Amy Carr has gained international recognition, bringing home a gold medal won in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Macks had sponsored 15 year old sprinter Amy Carr on her trip to the 2014 School Paralympics in Brazil this November, where she achieved a personal best of 14.86 seconds, winning a gold medal in the 100m.
The focused young athlete was one of six to represent Great Britain in the competition.
Amy has cerebral Palsy and is classified as a T37 athlete; she attends training sessions three times a week and physiotherapy sessions daily. On top of her demanding training, the year 11 student attends school full time, and is currently studying 12 subjects at GCSE level.
Despite her young age, Amy already has a long list of achievements under her belt; she won gold medals in the 100m and 200m at the 2013 EFDS Junior championships, and gold and silver in the 100m and 200m respectively at the 2013 CP Sport National Championship. Amy then went on to represent Team GB at the 2014 IWAS World Junior Games, winning a bronze medal in the T37 100m under 23 age group, where she was competing against much older athletes.
During her trip to Sao Paolo, Amy was given further recognition when she was awarded with the OCS Young sportsperson of the year Award, for the Central and North Disabled Athlete category. The award will provide her with support and assistance with travelling and competing in future events.
Nick Mack says: “As a local firm, we are keen to support sport on our doorstep. We strongly believe in promoting sport in our community and opportunities for talented and aspiring local people in Teesside. Macks are proud to have sponsored Amy on her trip and to have followed her journey this far – we were all thrilled therefore to hear of her much deserved success in Brazil.”