Athletes Our athletes Laura Sugar Laura has grown up with a love of sport and has had a go as most types of sport. At school she took part in any sport possible just to have fun and enjoyed giving different things a go. She was born with a condition called Talipes and this meant that her foot was at a wrong angle at birth, after having operations at a young age it was corrected and she was left with very little ankle movement. At secondary school she developed a love for hockey and decided to pursue this, making her way through the ranks from county up to international hockey, playing for Wales. She has played at a number of European competitions for the age groups and senior teams. Laura's most notable achievement from this time was a European Silver medal with the Senior indoor squad in 2011. After watching London 2012, Laura became aware that her foot condition made her eligible for the Paralympics and so she decided to give it a go. She was invited onto the athletics programme and has never looked back. Since joining the sport she has competed for Great Britain in the World and European championships, with her best achievement being double bronze at the IPC Europeans in Swansea in 2014 (T44 100m and 200m). She went on to compete in the 2016 Paralympic Games for Team GB. Giving Back Laura joined Dame Kelly Holmes Trust in July 2015 and is enjoying her work as an athlete mentor and giving back to young people facing disadvantage. Competitive Record Athletics Current T44 60m and 200m British record holder IPC Grand prix final - Bronze (2015) IPC European 100m and 200m Bronze medallist (2014), IPC world Championships, 100m 5th and 200m 4th (2013). Hockey European indoor Silver Medallist (2010).