Origin of Impairment
Further personal information
Administrator, Athlete, Student
Management - Otago Polytechnic: Dunedin, NZL
Sport specific information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up Para athletics at age 11 in Christchurch, New Zealand.
Why this sport?
"I loved it, it gave me drive in my life and it challenges me. It presented me with an opportunity and pathways."
Name of coach
John Eden [national]; Raylene Bates [national], NZL, from 2015
Caity (Instagram profile, 12 May 2020)
Event planning and hosting, cooking, baking. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019; athletics.org.nz, 23 Apr 2020)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Hero / Idol
New Zealand shot putters Valerie Adams and Tom Walsh. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
"I always have the same dinner the night before and coffee before competition. It is also a bad omen if you wear your competition kit before competing." (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"To leave everything out there on the field." (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Awards and honours
She was named 2014 Para Athlete of the Year by Athletics Canterbury in New Zealand. (athleticscanterbury.org.nz, 28 May 2014)
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (oas.org.nz, 01 Jan 2020)
She was born with cerebral palsy that resulted in right-sided hemiplegia. (inspirefoundation.harcourts.com.au, 15 Nov 2014; Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
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