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Gabby Graves-Wake

Athletics | Para Ice Hockey

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T34

Further personal information

Residence
United States
Languages
English

General interest

Nicknames
Gabby (dailymail.co.uk, 09 May 2016; Facebook profile, 27 Sep 2016)
Other sports
She competed in Para athletics and Para cycling at the 2016 Invictus Games in Orlando, FL, United States of America. She has also achieved the rank of 4th degree black belt with the American Taekwondo Association [ATA]. (angelcitysports.org, Jul 2016; pvamag.com, 12 May 2016; invictusgames2016.org, 09 May 2016)
Impairment
At age 20 she was involved in a motorcycle accident, resulting in a traumatic brain injury, and wounds to her back and lower legs. (dailymail.co.uk, 09 May 2016)
Other information
ARMED FORCES
She joined the United States Marine Corps at age 17, and was an intelligence analyst with the 2nd Intelligence Battalion until her accident left her unable to stand for long periods, walk long distances or look at a computer screen for more than a few minutes at a time. She remained on active duty but moved to the Wounded Warrior Unit, before becoming a retired sergeant. (angelcitysports.org, Jul 2016; dailymail.co.uk, 09 May 2016; defense.gov, 27 Apr 2017)