Paralympian and World Champion, Sabrina Fortune, joins the BRIT Ambassador family
We are delighted that Sabrina has joined our BRIT Ambassador family.
Sabrina is a British Paralympic track and field athlete from Wales and competes in the F20 category throwing events. Sabrina won bronze in the Shot Put at the 2016 Summer Paralympics and gold at the 2019 World Para Athletics Championships.
“I’m thrilled to join the BRIT Ambassador family help support and improve young adult mental health and fitness throughout the UK.
As a former student of Deeside College (now Coleg Cambrai), I am aware of the many mental health challenges that young adults face. The COVID-19 pandemic is having a huge impact on young adults and students who are already facing mental health difficulties.
I am inspired by BRIT’s vision, and the BRIT Ambassador family, who are determined to encourage and enthuse students at this difficult time; particularly the most vulnerable and those in need.
The BRIT 2021 Challenge is such an exciting opportunity for young adults and has huge potential to engage and support Higher and Further Education students in all Welsh universities and colleges. I hope every Welsh university and college enters teams to enable their students to take part.
I hope that fellow current and retired Olympians, Paralympians and sports personalities will join our BRIT Ambassador family to champion the BRIT 2021 Challenge and encourage student and staff participation throughout the UK.
I look forward to encouraging students and staff at Coleg Cambrai and the Wrexham Glyndwr University to take on the BRIT 2021 Challenge and urging our Great Britain Paralympians to unite and join the BRIT family”.
Sabrina was inspired to become an athlete after watching her brother compete. She joined an athletics club when she was eleven and began competing at local meets in 2008.
In 2014, Sabrina travelled to São Paulo and took part in the Brazilian Paralympic School Games and won gold in the F20 Shot Put. That same year, she took part in her first IPC Grand Prix in Grosseto, Italy.
In 2015, Sabrina was selected for the Great Britain team and competed at the IPC Athletics World Championships in Doha where she came fourth. During the build-up to the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games, Sabrina competed at the IPC Athletics Championships in Grosseto where she came fourth.
Sabrina’s success resulted in her selection for Team GB at the 2016 Summer Paralympics. Her throw of 12.94 metres, a personal best, secured the bronze medal and she was the first Welsh athlete of the games to reach the podium.
In 2018, Sabrina won the gold medal at the World Para Athletics European Championships with a championship-record throw of 13.30 metres.
At the 2019 World Para Athletics Championships in Dubai, Sabrina won the gold medal with another championship-record throw of 13.91 metres. Sabrina is currently the World No.1 in the F20 Shot Put.
To read more about Sabrina's athletic achievements, please visit the International Paralympic Committee website. To read more about how to become involved in parasport, please visit the Paralympics GB website.