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WILSON Kate
Sport Para swimming
NPC Australia   
GenderWomen
Age20
Height1.29 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Short stature
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S6, SB6, SM6
Further Personal Information
Residence
Kingscliff, ACT, AUS
Occupation
Student
Languages
English
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began competing in inter-school swimming competitions at age nine. She took up the sport seriously at age 13.
Why this sport?
Her pediatrician recommended that she start swimming.
Club / Team
Kingscliff Swimming Club: Australia
Name of coach
Brendan Keogh [national], AUS
Senior International Debut
Year
2015
Competing for
Australia
General Interest
Hobbies
Spending time at the beach with her friends, reading fantasy novels. (paralympic.org.au, 2015)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning her first medal in the 50m breaststroke at the 2013 Australian Championships. (paralympic.org.au, 2015)
Hero / Idol
British para-swimmer Ellie Simmonds. (paralympic.org.au, 2015)
Other sports
Her grandfather Kevin played rugby league for the St George Illawarra Dragons in the National Rugby League [NRL] in Australia. Her uncle Marty O'Connell also played in the NRL for the Penrith Panthers. (paralympic.org.au, 2015)
Ambitions
To complete a degree in sports science. (paralympic.org.au, 2015)
Impairment
She was born with achondroplasia and is a person of short stature. (paralympic.org.au, 2015)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
18 2016 50m Freestyle S6 39.81 
12 2016 200m Individual Medley SM6 3:29.20 
8 2016 100m Breaststroke SB6 1:46.87 
14 2016 100m Freestyle S6 1:27.02