Jude Hamer was introduced to wheelchair basketball at a local Paralympic Potential Day, hosted by the BPA 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 (Manchester, UK), 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.
The 25-year-old made her Paralympic debut at London 2012, helping the GB Women to secure their best placing at a Games since Atlanta 1996, finishing 7th.
In 2007 Jude featured in the BBC2 programme Beyond Boundaries in which she trekked across Ecuador.
Jude is currently combining her training schedule with studying Biochemistry at the University of Worcester.
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