Type of Impairment
Further personal information
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
Katie, Kate (Facebook profile, 13 Nov 2014; stuff.co.nz, 30 Apr 2013)
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)
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)
Her left leg has been amputated below the knee. (stuff.co.nz, 30 Apr 2013)
|Women's 100 m T46||Heat 1||5|
|Women's 400 m T46||Final Round||7|
|Women's 400 m T46||Heat 2||4|
|Women's 200 m T44||Final Round||2|
|Women's 100 m T44||Final Round||5|
|Women's 100 m T44||Heat 1||5|
|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|
|Women's 200 m T44||Final||2011-01-25||4|
|Women's 100 m T44||Final||2011-01-26||7|
|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|