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Kate Wilson



Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Short stature
Origin of Impairment
S6, SB6, SM6

Further personal information


Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began competing in inter-school swimming competitions at age nine. She took up the sport seriously at age 13.
Why this sport?
Her pediatrician recommended that she start swimming as a child.
Club / Team
University of New South Wales [UNSW]: Sydney, NSW, AUS

International debut

Competing for

General interest

Going to the beach with friends, reading, travel. (, 01 Jan 2017)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning her first medal in the 50m breaststroke at the 2013 Australian Championships. (, 2015)
Hero / Idol
British Para swimmer Ellie Simmonds. (, 01 Jan 2017)
Awards and honours
In 2018 she received a Ben Lexcen Scholarship at the University of New South Wales. (, 01 Jun 2018)
Other sports
Her grandfather Kevin played rugby league for the St George Dragons in the National Rugby League [NRL] in Australia. Her uncle Marty O'Connell has also played in the NRL for the Penrith Panthers. (, 01 Jan 2017)
To win a Paralympic medal. (, 01 Jan 2017)
She was born with achondroplasia and is a person of short stature. (, 2015)


Unit Date Rank
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed 4x50 m Freestyle 20pts Heat 2 2016-09-09 4
Women's 50 m Freestyle S6 Heat 2 2016-09-10 6
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM6 Heat 2 2016-09-12 6
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB6 Heat 1 2016-09-15 4
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB6 Final Round 2016-09-15 8
Women's 100 m Freestyle S6 Heat 2 2016-09-17 4