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Kukri Sports is pleased to announce that Amy Thompson will continue in her role as one of our Youth Talent Programme Ambassadors for 2024.

Amy has had a successful year competing as a para-athlete after recently being crowned Ambulant Shot Put Champion at this year’s England Athletics Open and Senior Para Championships.

As a Kukri YTP Ambassador, Amy aims to continue promoting awareness about para-athletes participating in both shot put and discus events, whilst also tackling the stigma and stereotypes around para-athletes. Read more here.

Tell us about yourself and your athletic background?

My name is Amy Thompson I was born with a condition called Achondroplasia which is a type of dwarfism, and because of this I am lucky that I can compete as a para athlete in an F41 classification.

What athletics club and school/college are you associated to?

I began throwing at club level at age 7 for a club called Challenge Disability in Liverpool and I am now a member of Liverpool Pembroke and Sefton at Edge Hill University and I study A levels at Rainford High School.

What event do you compete in?

“Shot put.”

What inspired you to pursue a career in athletics?

The inspiration to become an athlete came from watching the 2012 Paralympics when I was 6, I realised I could compete as a Dwarf athlete and I was inspired to achieve.

What are your goals and aspirations in athletics?

“I would like one day to get to a Paralympics and World championships where I know I could medal in both.

What is your greatest achievement so far?

My greatest achievement so far was winning Gold in Shot Putt at the Italian Para Athletics Grand Prix for Junior Team GB at age 15.

Who is your athletics idol and why?

I love to watch Katarina Johnson Thompson who is an all round athlete.

What do you know about Kukri Sports?

I know Kukri sports specialize in many different sports and provide sports kit for many different teams including England Athletics.

What does it mean to you to be continuing a Kukri Sports YTP Ambassador?

It means a lot to be continuing as a Kukri Sports YTP Ambassador. I am very proud that they have chosen me as an ambassador as they are a big brand and it’s great to know that they believe in me as a para athlete and that they want to represent disability sport.

What are you most excited about as you continue in your role?

I am most excited about being able to wear the new kit to compete in hopefully here and abroad also.”