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Dana-Gaye Weller

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Impaired muscle power
Classification
F51

Further personal information

Residence
Mandeville, JAM
Higher education
Psychology - University of the West Indies: Mona, JAM

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began to pursue Para athletics seriously in early 2016.
Name of coach
Neville Sinclair [national], JAM

International debut

Year
2016
Competing for
Jamaica
Tournament
Paralympic Games
Location
Rio de Janeiro, BRA

General interest

Awards and honours
She was named the 2015 and 2016 Sportswoman of the Year by the RJR Sports Foundation in Jamaica. (jamaicaparalympic.com, 11 Jan 2016; jamaicaparalympic.com, 17 Jan 2017)
Impairment
She was diagnosed with muscular dystrophy at age three. The condition involves the progressive weakening and wasting of the muscles. Her doctors did not expect her to live past age eight. (jamaicaobserver.com, 01 Jan 2016)
Other information
F

Results

Unit Date Rank
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Club Throw F51 Final Round 2016-09-11 6
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Club Throw F51 Final 1 2017-07-14 7