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PROUDFOOT Katherine
Sport Para athletics
NPC Australia   
GenderWomen
Age41
Place of BirthAuckland, NZL
Height1.57 m
Weight 78 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T36, F32
Further Personal Information
Languages
English
Higher education
Speech Pathology - University of Newcastle: Australia
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up athletics in 2004.
Why this sport?
She began after watching the 2004 Paralympic Games in Athens. In 2005 she was spotted by Australian Paralympian Amy Winters at a talent search day in Newcastle, NSW, Australia. A year later she was competing at the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne.
Club / Team
Athletics ACT: Canberra, ACT, AUS
Name of coach
John Eden
Senior International Debut
Year
2006
Competing for
Australia
Tournament
Commonwealth Games
Location
Melbourne, VIC, AUS
General Interest
Hobbies
Doing mind mazes, mensa puzzles and cryptic crosswords. (paralympic.org.au, 2016)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the Paralympic Games in 2008 and 2012. (paralympic.org.au, 2016)
Most influential person in career
Her coaches and physiotherapists. (paralympic.org.au, 07 Jan 2010)
Hero / Idol
Australian para-sprinter Amy Winters. (paralympic.org.au, 2016)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
2 2008 Discus Throw F35/36 23.91
4 2008 Shot Put F35-36 8.35
3 2012 Discus Throw F35/36 25.22
4 2012 Shot Put F35/36 9.76
3 2016 Shot Put F36 9.70
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
3 2006 100m T36 15.20
2 2006 Shot Put F35-36 8.59
3 2006 Discus Throw F35-36/38 20.86
5 2006 Javelin Throw F35-36/38 17.35
4 2011 Shot Put F35-36 9.13
3 2011 Discus Throw F35/36 24.52
3 2013 Shot Put F35/36 10.16
3 2013 Discus Throw F35/36 24.91
  2015 Shot Put F36  DNS
Commonwealth Games
Rank Year Event Result
5 2006 100m T37 15.06