LOVE Robyn

28 Aug 1990
31
Female
3.5
AYR
 
Great Britain
MANCHESTER
 
Great Britain

Events and Medals

Discipline Event Rank Medal
WBK Wheelchair Basketball Women 7

Schedule

Change
Start Time Location Event Status
Musashino Forest Sport Plaza
GBR
Great Britain
54
CAN
Canada
73
Finished
Musashino Forest Sport Plaza
JPN
Japan
54
GBR
Great Britain
48
Finished
Musashino Forest Sport Plaza
GBR
Great Britain
35
GER
Germany
53
Finished
Ariake Arena
AUS
Australia
38
GBR
Great Britain
75
Finished
Ariake Arena
CHN
China
47
GBR
Great Britain
33
Finished
Ariake Arena
ESP
Spain
43
GBR
Great Britain
62
Finished

Biographical Information

Highlights

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RankEventYearLocation
Paralympic Games
4Women2016Rio de Janeiro, BRA
World Championships
2Women2018Hamburg, GER
European Championships
2Women2019Rotterdam, NED
3Women2017Tenerife, ESP
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Love (Athlete, 20 Jul 2016)
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Walking her dog. (sportsaid.org.uk, 01 Sep 2020)
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Athlete, Director
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Biomedical Science, General Studies - Edinburgh Napier, Great Britain
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Partner Laurie Williams
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English
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Simon Fisher [national], GBR
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Her partner Laurie Williams has also represented Great Britain in wheelchair basketball. (outsports.com, 23 Feb 2020)
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2015 for Great Britain, European Championships in Worcester, Great Britain (Athlete, 20 Jul 2016)
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She began playing the sport at age 23 in Edinburgh, Scotland. (Athlete, 20 Jul 2016; scottishstudentsport.com, 04 Oct 2016)
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She watched wheelchair basketball at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London and wanted to try the sport. (Athlete, 20 Jul 2016)
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To win a gold medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (timesandstar.co.uk, 02 Oct 2019)
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"Never be afraid to fail." (Athlete, 20 Jul 2016)

General Interest

Origin of Impairment
Congenital (Athlete, 20 Jul 2016)

Impairment Details
She has arthrogryposis, a lower limb development impairment caused by lack of movement in the womb. As a result, her right leg is shorter than her left and she is missing muscles in both legs. (Athlete, 20 Jul 2016; scottishstudentsport.com, 04 Oct 2016)

General
WOMEN'S ACADEMY AMBITIONS
In 2021 she was part of the Women's Sports Trust's 'Unlocked' initiative, which aims to increase diversity in sport through workshops and activities. She says one of her long-term goals is to continue to help increase female participation in wheelchair basketball by opening the sport's first all-female academy. "Ninety per cent of our sport is mixed-gender and I'd like to see more chances for women and girls to train together. I hope to create my own women's wheelchair basketball academy, which is not something that exists anything else in the world. Having the opportunity to play and train with the boys is great, as we will be doing in Loughborough, but it shouldn't be the only option. It has the potential to discourage women wanting to get involved. I feel honoured to be part of 'Unlocked' alongside female athletes I've looked up to for years and it's an incredible opportunity to drive positive change within wheelchair basketball." (ealingtimes.co.uk, 13 Apr 2021)

COMING OUT
In 2011 she came out as gay and she hopes to inspire younger people to accept who they are. "Having positive role models wherever you are is really important. It was for me. If I can be that positive role model for someone, then I'm really proud to be so. I hadn't come out until I was 21. I was part of the Edinburgh Napier basketball team since I started university and in that team the people were just themselves, others in the team knew that some people were gay. My older sister is gay, I had gone to university by the time she came out, so I didn't have her there to be inspired by. But at university, just having those role models encouraged me to be myself. Seeing them being open made me want to be open. It was due to one of them that I came out for the first time. When it comes to inspiration, you don't have to do extreme things, if by being yourself can help other people than that's great, and if I can just be me and that helps a boy or girl, man or woman, then I'm very lucky." (sportsaid.org.uk, 26 Aug 2020)

Legend
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Gold Medal Event
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Silver Medal Event
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Bronze Medal Event
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