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Taylor Doyle

Taylor Doyle

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Countries Australia Wales
Gender female
Birth 19 December 1992 (Sydney, New South Wales, Australia)
Star sign SagittariusSagittarius
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Biography

Taylor Doyle (born 19 December 1992) is an Australian Paralympic athlete with an intellectual and physical disability. She was selected to represent Australia at the 2016 Rio Paralympics in athletics.

Personal

Doyle was born on 19 December 1992 in Sydney, New South Wales. At 8 months old, she was diagnosed with tuberous sclerosis which causes epilesy and daily seizures.

In 2014 she had epilepsy surgery to reduce the seizures. The surgery was successful, she has had no seizures since 14th April 2014.

However the surgery left her with right side weakness. Through physio and training she is able to compete competitively, in the T38 classification, in Para Athletics.

Athletics

Doyle took up little athletics at the age of nine. Doyle has competed at national and international Special Olympics events. She is classified as a T38 athlete. At the 2013 IPC Athletics World Championships, she finished 9th in the Women's Long Jump F20 prior to epilepsy surgery. At the 2015 IPC Athletics World Championships, she competed in two events and finished 9th in the Women's Long Jump T38 and 7th in the Women's 100m T38. Her time of 14.29 in the 100m was a personal best.

At the 2016 Rio Paralympics, she won a silver medal in the Women's Long Jump T38 with an Australian record jump of 4.62m.

She is a member of the Girraween Athletics Club.

Taylor is coached by Greg Smith, and also trains at NSWIS.

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