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Kate Arnold

Athletics | Swimming


Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
F46, T46

Further personal information


Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up para-athletics in 2006 after giving up para-swimming.
Why this sport?
She was not enjoying para-swimming and felt she needed a change. "I love athletics - it's really social. I never feel like I'm going training."

General interest

Most influential person in career
Her mother. (, 01 Dec 2006)
Hero / Idol
British Paralympic sprinter John McFall. (, 14 Jan 2010)
Awards and honours
She received the Newport Disabled Sports Personality of the Year Award in 2003. (, 14 Jan 2010)
Other sports
She competed at the 2006 World Swimming Championships in Durban, South Africa, qualifying for the SB8 100m breaststroke final. (, 06 Dec 2011)
She was born without her left hand and forearm.


Unit Date Rank
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m T46 Heat 1 9
Women's 200 m T46 Heat 1 9
IPC Swimming World Championships Durban 2006 (Durban, South Africa)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB8 Final Round 8
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB8 Heats 7