A former army civil servant, Butterfield first tried her hand at wheelchair basketball before transitioning to athletics with immediate success. In 2014 on her international debut, the Glasgow-based athlete won European club throw gold, which was followed by world gold 12 months later.
Butterfield’s meteoric rise has continued retaining her European crown and also obliterating the world record with a new mark of 22.75m in Grosseto, Italy.
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