Katelyn McNamara

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
F57

Further personal information

Residence
Glen Ellyn, IL, USA
Occupation
Athlete, Coach, Office Worker
Languages
English
Higher education
General Studies - Eastern Illinois University: Charleston, IL, USA

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began training seriously in discus, shot put and javelin in 2017.

General interest

Nicknames
Kate (Facebook profile, 03 Apr 2017)
Ambitions
To compete at the world championships and the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (gofundme.com, 03 Apr 2017)
Impairment
In 2012 she suffered a back injury while wakeboarding. She waited until 2016 to have surgery on the problem, but complications from the surgery resulted in loss of function in her legs. She can walk unassisted for short distances, but uses crutches or a wheelchair for longer distances. (gofundme.com, 03 Apr 2017)
Other information
OCCUPATION
She works as an assistant athletics coach and as a special education assistant at Glenbard North High School in Carol Stream, IL, United States of America. She also works on the front desk at the Bulls Sox Youth Academy in Lisle, Illinois. (Facebook profile, 03 Apr 2017)