BARR Vicky < Back  
Sport Athletics
CGA England   
Gender Women
Born 14 Apr 1982 in Gateshead, ENG
Height1.86 m
Weight 68 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence London, ENG
Occupation Manager
Higher education Sports Science - Loughborough University: Loughborough, ENG
Sport Specific Information
Why this sport? She became interested in the sport after a sport day at school.
Club / Team Lea Valley Athletics Centre: London, ENG
Name of coach Jarod Deacon
Coach from which country? England
Coach from what year? 2006
International Debut
Year 2007
Competing for Great Britain
Tournament World Championships
Location Japan
General Interest
Nicknames Barrzy, Giant. (Athlete, 31 Jul 2008)
Memorable sporting achievement Getting selected for the 4 x 400m team for Osaka after only having raced in 400m five times. (Athlete, 31 Jul 2008)
Most influential person in career Her current coach Jarod Deacon. (Athlete, 31 Jul 2008)
Hero / Idol US sprinter Michael Johnson. (Athlete, 31 Jul 2008)
Injuries She was ruled out of the 2009 UK Championships due to illness. (morethanthegames.co.uk, 21 Aug 2009)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs She eats chicken for dinner the night before a race. (Olympics.org.uk, 31Jul 2008)
Sporting philosophy / motto "Winning means you're willing to go longer, work harder and give more than anyone else." (Olympics.org.uk, 31Jul 2008)