Ella Pardy has always been ultra passionate about sport, which is why it comes as such a surprise to those who know her that it was not until turning 16 that she launched her career in Para-athletics.
Before Para-athletics came Para-equestrian, Para-swimming, basketball, ice skating – you name it – but it was only after hitting the track in the early 2000s that she really found her stride.
Initially, becoming a Paralympic athlete was not on Ella’s radar. She competed as an athlete with an intellectual impairment, including twice at the Global Games, before being reclassified as a T38 athlete – for her cerebral palsy, which she acquired at birth during her mammoth 28-hour delivery – and became eligible to compete in Para-athletics at the Commonwealth Games, World Championships and Paralympics.
Ella made her international debut at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland, where she placed ninth in the …Read More