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Date of Birth
First Competed for Australia
Winning bronze in 200m and bronze in 400m for the first time at 2011 National Athletics Championships, competing at the 2011 World Championships in Christchurch
Improving her 400m time by five seconds over a short period of time
Describing herself as quiet, friendly and caring, Angelique Booth’s gentle nature is absent when it comes to achieving on the track. The vision impaired student from Sydney’s north shore made her international debut at the 2011 Athletics World Championships, contesting the 400m after an impressive year on the domestic athletics circuit.
She accelerated her charge into the Australian team at the 2010 National Championships, taking home a silver medal in the 400m. Angelique again impressed at the 2011 National Championships, winning bronze in both the 200m and 400m to suggest she is destined for big things.
In the past two years, Angelique has shaved nearly two seconds off her personal best for the 200m and has cut a further five seconds off her 400m time under her coaches Alan Makin and Henry Mitchell. Angelique has set her sights on medalling at London 2012, believing she has the capacity to break a minute in the 400m.
Angelique first competed in athletics when she was seven years old and hopes to follow in the footsteps of her mother Margaret Booth, who competed in athletics at the Los Angeles 1984 Paralympic Games (one silver and one bronze) and in goalball at the Seoul 1988 Games.
When she’s not training, Angelique loves to read books, particularly of the fantasy genre. She loves to horse-ride and would like to pursue a career with horses. She is looking to begin a degree in Equine Science and hopes to one day breed horses. Having taken horse riding lessons for four years now, she plans to one day compete for Australia in equestrian at the Paralympic Games.
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