Jude Hamer was introduced to wheelchair basketball at a local Paralympic Potential Day, hosted by the British Paralympic Association after having her right leg amputated following more than 20 unsuccessful operations to even out the lengths.
Immediately falling in love with the fast-paced nature of the sport, Jude’s teacher introduced her to the Exeter Otters club in 2007. Just two years later, the Exeter native made her international debut at the 2009 BT Paralympic World Cup in Manchester, subsequently going on to win bronze with the GB Women at the 2009, 2011, 2013, and 2015 European Championships.
At her first World Championship in 2010, Jude assisted the GB Women to what was then their highest ever ranking of 6th – going on to break this record four years later with an historic 5th place finish at the 2014 World Championships in Toronto, Canada.
Jude made her Paralympic debut at London 2012, helping the GB Women to secure their best placing at a Games since Atlanta 1996, finishing 7th.
Four years later she again turned out for ParalympicsGB at Rio 2016 and heled the team to a fourth-placed finish -missing out on a bronze medal to the Netherlands.
In 2007 Jude featured in the BBC2 programme Beyond Boundaries in which she trekked across Ecuador.
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