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Caitlin Dore

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
F37

Further personal information

Residence
Dunedin, NZL
Occupation
Administrator, Athlete, Student
Languages
English
Higher education
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

International debut

Year
2015
Competing for
New Zealand
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Doha, QAT

General interest

Nicknames
Caity (Instagram profile, 12 May 2020)
Hobbies
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)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (oas.org.nz, 01 Jan 2020)
Impairment
She was born with cerebral palsy that resulted in right-sided hemiplegia. (inspirefoundation.harcourts.com.au, 15 Nov 2014; Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Javelin F37 Final 1 2015-10-29 8
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Javelin F37 Final Round 2016-09-10 7