Ben Rushgrove

Ben Rushgrove

Rushgrove in his home City of Bath with his 2012 Paralympic Bronze Medal
Personal information
Nationality British
Born (1988-02-23) 23 February 1988
Country Great Britain
Sport Athletics
Achievements and titles
Paralympic finals 2008, 2012

Benjamin David "Ben" Rushgrove (born 23 February 1988 in Bath)[1] is a British sprint runner with cerebral palsy. He runs in the T36 classification, and set a world record for the T36 200m at the 2007 Visa Paralympic World Cup,[2] becoming the first athlete to achieve under 25 seconds in the event.[3]

He represented Great Britain in the T36 100m and 200m at the 2008 Summer Paralympics.[4] Ben won a silver medal in the T36 100m at the Paralympic Games in Beijing 2008 in a time of 12.35 seconds.[5] He was forced to withdraw from the 200 m event due to a foot injury.He is also involved in training Future Paralympic hopefuls at P2P Days in Bath.[6] At the 2012 Summer Paralympics held in London, Rushgrove won the bronze medal in the T36 Men's 200 m[7]

Rushgrove is from Bath, Somerset. He has a hearing impairment for which he wears a Phonak hearing device[8] and has worked as a celebrity ambassador, helping to raise awareness of hearing loss.[9]


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