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Sport Para biathlon, Para cross-country, Para swimming, Para Triathlon
NPC United States   
Place of BirthDowners Grove, IL, USA
Height1.53 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Origin of Impairment
Further Personal Information
Madison, WI, USA
Athlete, Health Care Professional
Higher education
Biomedical Science - Washington University in St. Louis: United States
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She first tried the sport in 2016 at the Central Cross Country Ski Association in Madison, WI, United States of America.
Why this sport?
"It was good cross training for Para triathlon."
Name of coach
Eileen Carey [national], USA
Senior International Debut
Competing for
United States
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning two gold medals at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (Athlete, 29 Mar 2018)
Most influential person in career
Her teammates. (Athlete, 29 Mar 2018)
Hero / Idol
US Para Nordic skier Oksana Masters. (Athlete, 29 Mar 2018)
Awards and honours
She was shortlisted in the Best Female Athlete with Disability category of the 2018 Excellence in Sports Performance Yearly [ESPY] Awards in the United States of America. (, 22 Jun 2018)
Other sports
She has competed in Para triathlon, winning gold in the PT1 category at the world championships in 2014, 2015 and 2016. (SportsDeskOnline, 02 Apr 2018;, 25 Jun 2017;, 03 Mar 2015)
She was born with spina bifida. (, 20 Nov 2015)
Other information
She became the first female athlete representing the United States of America to win a gold medal in biathlon at the Paralympic Winter Games by claiming victory in the 6km sitting event at the 2018 Games in Pyeongchang. (SportsDeskOnline, 05 Dec 2018;, 10 Mar 2018)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games - Para biathlon
Rank Year Event Result
1 2018 6km Sprint - Sitting 22:46.7
4 2018 10km Middle - Sitting 46:28.5
8 2018 12.5km Individual - Sitting 52:59.2
Paralympic Games - Para cross-country
Rank Year Event Result
1 2018 12km - Sitting 39:51.6
Semifinal 2018 Sprint - Sitting 4:33.4
6 2018 5km - Sitting 18:30.8
7 2018 4 x 2.5km Relay Mixed 26:07.6
World Championships - Para Triathlon
Rank Year Event Result
1 2014 PT1 1:21:32
1 2015 PT1 1:13:29
1 2016 PT1 1:18:04
World Ranking (2018/01/01) - Para Triathlon
Rank Year Event Result
13 2018 PTWC  
13 2018 PTWC