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Lorraine Lambert

Lorraine Lambert represented ParalympicsGB for the first time at Rio 2016.

She first found her passion for shooting shortly after she had her lower leg amputated in January 2010 following a rock climbing accident three years previously. She describes her first experience in the sport as ‘love at first sight’.

In May 2010 Lorraine took part in the Limb Power games and during the event at Stoke Mandeville she won a medal in every sport she competed in, but it was shooting that sparked her interest. She won her first individual gold medal for air rifle prone at the IWAS Games in Sharjah in 2011 which gave her the drive to train harder and get to the podium again.

At Rio 2016 her best result was in the women’s 50m rifle 3 Positions SH1 final, where she finished in fifth place.

She finished with a total of 412.0 with gold going to China’s Zhang Cuiping with a final Paralympic record of 455.4.

Away from competitive sport, Lorraine has completed at PhD in psychology. She is also a fully qualified counsellor, specialising in child bereavement. She graduated as a Gestalt Counsellor in 2014.

Lorraine is a wife to her ex-naval husband Wayne and mother to her Karate enthusiastic son Rudi.

Major results

2015 IPC Shooting World Cup, Osijek, Croatia
R8 50m rifle 3 positions women SH1

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