Paralympians' Club

Caroline Baird (nee Innes)

Caroline was involved in sport from an early age and swam at the national junior championships.

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However, it was when she was encouraged to try athletics that Caroline's sporting career really took off.

Her first Paralympic Games was Barcelona in 1992 and she returned with a gold medal in the 100m. She retained her Paralympic title in Atlanta in 1996 and crowned an incredible Paralympic career by winning gold in both the 200m and 400m as well as silver in the 100m in Sydney in 2000; bowing out in some style!

Caroline also won gold at two World Championships and for over a decade Caroline was recognised as the worlds leading sprinter in her class. She trained and competed at a standard that had never been achieved before by an athlete with cerebral palsy.

Although retired from international competition, Caroline still trains with her coach, John Oulton. Her eldest daughter is taking an interest in athletics and Caroline is expecting her second child in December 2010. Caroline works as a support worker for adults with a learning difficulty. She lives in Angus.

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