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Kate Horan

Athletics
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Classification
C4

Further personal information

Family
Three children
Residence
Wellington, NZL
Languages
English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up para-cycling in 2012.
Why this sport?
After the birth of her third child she realised she could not commit as much as she liked to training for para-athletics, so she decided to stop and take up para-cycling instead.
Name of coach
Jono Hailstone [national], NZL

International debut

Year
2014
Competing for
New Zealand
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Aguascalientes, MEX

General interest

Nicknames
Katie, Kate (Facebook profile, 13 Nov 2014; stuff.co.nz, 30 Apr 2013)
Injuries
A tendon tear in her hamstring prevented her from competing at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (paralympics.org.nz, 14 Jul 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"What the mind conceives and the heart believes, the body will achieve." (paralympics.org.nz, 14 Jul 2015)
Awards and honours
In 2017 she was named Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit [MNZM] in recognition of her achievements in para-cycling. (paralympic.org, 31 Dec 2016)
Other sports
She represented New Zealand in para-athletics [T44 200m] at the 2004 and 2008 Paralympic Games. She won silver at the 2008 Games in Beijing. (paralympics.org.nz, 2015)
Impairment
Her left leg has been amputated below the knee. (stuff.co.nz, 30 Apr 2013)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Athens 2004 Paralympic Games (Athens, Greece)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m T46 Heat 1 5
Women's 400 m T46 Final Round 7
Women's 400 m T46 Heat 2 4
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 200 m T44 Final Round 2
Women's 100 m T44 Final Round 5
Women's 100 m T44 Heat 1 5
IPC Athletics World Championships Assen 2006 (Assen, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Long Jump F44 Final Round 8
Women's 200 m T44 Final Round 3
Women's 100 m T44 Final Round 4
Women's 100 m T44 Heat 1 3
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 200 m T44 Final 2011-01-25 4
Women's 100 m T44 Final 2011-01-26 7
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 3000m Individual Pursuit C4 Bronze 2016-09-08 4
Women's 3000m Individual Pursuit C4 Qualifying 2016-09-08 3
Women's 500m Time Trial C4-5 Final Round 2016-09-10 6
Women's Time Trial C4 Final Round 2016-09-14 8