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MCCLAMMER Chelsea
Sport Para athletics
NPC United States   
GenderWomen
Age24
Place of BirthRichland, WA, USA
Height1.65 m
Weight 45 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T53
Further Personal Information
Residence
Champaign, IL, USA
Languages
English
Higher education
Human Physiology, Social Work Studies - University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign: United States
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began wheelchair racing in 2006 at the Team St. Luke's club in Spokane, WA, United States of America.
Why this sport?
"I wanted to try new things, I never saw anything like it before. The first time I did it, it was definitely harder than I expected and I think I actually beat someone. It felt like the coolest thing ever, and it still is to me."
Club / Team
University of Illinois Wheelchair Racing Team: Champaign, IL, USA
Name of coach
Adam Bleakney [club], USA, from 2012
Training Regime
She trains six days a week.
Senior International Debut
Year
2008
Competing for
United States
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning three medals at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (Athlete, 17 Jul 2017)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"The word 'never' isn't in my vocabulary." (maxpreps.com, 29 Apr 2009)
Other sports
She has competed in wheelchair basketball for the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign in the United States of America. (disability.illinois.edu, 23 Jan 2013)
Impairment
She has used a wheelchair since age six due to a spinal injury she sustained in a car accident. (maxpreps.com, 27 Apr 2009; Athlete, 17 Jul 2017)
Other information
YOUNGEST
At age 14 she was the youngest member of the US team at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing. (teamusa.org, 05 Feb 2015)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
8 2008 800m T54 1:51.88
2 2016 400m T53 55.13
3 2016 1500m T54 3:22.67
2 2016 5000m T54 11:54.33
  2016 4 x 400m Relay T53-54  DSQ
5 2016 800m T53 1:48.32
  2016 Marathon T54  DNF
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
9 2011 200m T53 34.12
3 2013 200m T53 31.95
5 2013 800m T53 1:54.81
6 2013 100m T53 18.68
4 2013 400m T53 57.45
5 2015 1500m T54 3:42.44
4 2015 400m T53 58.47
4 2015 800m T53 1:54.10
3 2015 5000m T54 12:11.34
4 2017 1500m T54 3:25.70
2 2017 400m T53 55.50
3 2017 5000m T54 12:34.17
3 2017 800m T53 1:55.01
Marathon World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
8 2015 Marathon T53/54 2:02:31