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ANGELELLI Cheryl
Sport Para swimming
NPC United States   
GenderWomen
Age49
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
S4, SB3, SM4
Further Personal Information
Marital status
Married
Family
Husband Shawn Kornoelje
Other names
Cheryl Angelelli-Kornoelje
Residence
Clinton, MI, USA
Occupation
Athlete, Motivational Speaker, Public Relations Professional
Languages
English
Higher education
Communications - Oakland University: Rochester Hills, MI, USA
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began competitive swimming at age eight but gave up the sport after her accident in 1983. She took up para-swimming in 1998.
Club / Team
Oakland Live Y'ers Swim Club: Detroit, MI, USA
Name of coach
Queenie Nichols [national]
General Interest
Awards and honours
She was named Female Amateur Athlete of the Year by the State of Michigan in 2000 and 2003. (usparalympics.org, 05 Feb 2010)

She was inducted into the Michigan Athletes with Disabilities Hall of Fame in 2000. (usparalympics.org, 05 Feb 2010)
Famous relatives
Her husband Shawn Kornoelje has coached fellow US para-swimmer Tucker Dupree. (tuckerdupree.com, 28 Dec 2012)
Impairment
She broke her neck while practising a racing dive in 1983. (usparalympics.org, 05 Feb 2010)
Other information
WORK
After her accident in 1983 she was a patient at the Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan in the United States. She is now the company's director of marketing and public relations. (livingwithoutlimitations.blogspot.com, 11 Apr 2011; rimrehab.org, 23 May 2013)

DOCUMENTARY
She was the subject of a documentary called Untold Dreams which chronicled her life story leading up to the 2004 Paralympic Games in Athens. (untolddreams.net, 05 Feb 2010)

GLAMOUR QUEEN
In 1991 she was crowned Miss Wheelchair Michigan, and was runner-up in the Miss Wheelchair America competition in the same year. (usparalympics.org, 05 Feb 2010)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
6 2000 50m Freestyle S4 54.30 
7 2000 100m Freestyle S4 1:55.05 
6 2000 200m Freestyle S4 3:50.24 
5 2000 4 x 50m Medley Relay 20 Points 3:44.29
4 2004 50m Freestyle S4 53.23
4 2004 100m Freestyle S4 1:52.07
3 2004 200m Freestyle S4 3:51.41
3 2004 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 20 Points 3:12.80
5 2004 4 x 50m Medley Relay 20 Points 3:38.62
2 2008 50m Freestyle S4 52.81
2 2008 100m Freestyle S4 1:50.25
12 2008 200m Freestyle S5 3:44.56
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
5 2002 50m Freestyle S4 57.44
4 2002 200m Freestyle S4 4:01.57
7 2002 50m Backstroke S4 1:10.67
4 2002 50m Butterfly S4 1:26.69
2 2002 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 20 Points 3:28.10
2 2002 4 x 50m Medley Relay 20 Points 3:39.97
2 2006 50m Freestyle S4 54.67
1 2006 100m Freestyle S4 1:55.91
1 2006 200m Freestyle S4 3:51.36
4 2010 50m Freestyle S4 53.02
2 2010 200m Freestyle S4 3:49.92
4 2010 50m Backstroke S4 1:05.23
4 2010 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 20 Points 3:30.87
2 2010 100m Freestyle S4 1:49.77
9 2010 4 x 50m Medley Relay 20 Points 3:53.57
7 2013 50m Freestyle S4 56.26
Heats 2013 50m Backstroke S4 1:08.42
4 2013 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 20 Points 3:14.40
7 2013 100m Freestyle S4 1:59.58
4 2013 200m Freestyle S4 4:02.75
3 2013 4 x 50m Medley Relay 20 Points 3:26.59
World Championships Short Course
Rank Year Event Result
1 2009 100m Freestyle S4 1:47.04
2 2009 200m Freestyle S5 3:47.10
1 2009 50m Freestyle S4 52.26
1 2009 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 20 Points 3:50.55
1 2009 4 x 50m Medley Relay 20 Points 4:06.71