Tracey Hinton

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Tracey Hinton
Medal record
Track and field (B1)(T11)(T12)
Competitor for  United Kingdom
Paralympic Games
Silver 1992 Barcelona 400m - B1
Silver 1992 Barcelona 200m - B1
Silver 2000 Sydney 800m - T12
Bronze 1992 Barcelona 100m - B1
Bronze 2000 Sydney 200m - T11
Bronze 2000 Sydney 400m - T11
IPC Athletics World Championships
Silver 2011 Christchurch 100m - T11
Bronze 2011 Christchurch 200m - T11
IPC Athletics European Championships
Gold 2012 Stadskanaal 100m - T11
Gold 2012 Stadskanaal 200m - T11

Tracey Hinton (born 19 March 1970) is a Paralympic athlete being visually impaired and classed as T11 in the Paralympic classification system. Born in Cardiff and a member of Cardiff Amateur Athletic Club, Hinton has been blind since having cancer of the retina aged four which resulted in her losing her sight.[1] She has won three silver and three bronze medals at Paralympic level.

She competed in the 1992 Summer Paralympics winning a silver medal in the 400m B1, a silver medal in the 200m B1 and a bronze medal in the 100m B1. 2000 saw her win bronze medals in the T11 200m and T11 400m and silver in the T12 800m.[2] She is the 800 metres world record holder in her class with a time of 2mins:17.66secs.[3]

Hinton has been selected to compete in the 2012 Summer Paralympics, her sixth games.[4][5] She was chosen as captain of the women's athletics squad for Great Britain at the 2012 Summer Paralympics.[6]

Hinton participated at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in the T11/T12 100m, qualifying for the final with a run of 13.79 seconds with her guide Stefan Hughes.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Biography". www.sportswales.org.uk. Retrieved 21 August 2012. 
  2. ^ "Tracey Hinton". www.paralympics.org.uk. Retrieved 21 August 2012. 
  3. ^ "Paralympic duo's winning bond". BBC News. Retrieved 21 August 2012. 
  4. ^ Griffiths, Gareth. "Paralympics: Cash boost for Cardiff’s Tracey Hinton". www.walesonline.co.uk. Retrieved 21 August 2012. 
  5. ^ "Tracey’s a six-hitter". www.thesun.co.uk. 11 July 2012. Retrieved 21 August 2012. 
  6. ^ "Paralympics 2012: Hinton & Miller are GB athletics captains". BBC Sport. 25 August 2012. Retrieved 25 August 2012.