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M E L A N I E     W O O D S 


my story

In 2018, my life as a 23 year old PE teacher got turned upside down. Whilst out cycling, I was hit by a car that failed to see me. Among many injuries, the most significant was the trauma to my spinal cord resulting in paralysis from the waist down.

Ultimately my focus became getting active again and finding the love for sport I once had. I began training in a racing wheelchair with a local club and with a lot of hard work and much surprise, I found myself at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics, where I came 5th in the T54 800m.

A few years on, and I have my sights set on Paris 2024 with a little more experience under my belt. I want to see where my strength and resilience can take me on this journey and encourage others too, to set audacious goals. 

I am hugely passionate about the power of movement & would love to break down the barriers for many in finding sport and movement that inspires and encourages their own journeys. 

None of this was part of the plan, but is looking to be an exciting road ahead! 



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