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Katherine Proudfoot

Athletics
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T36, F32

Further personal information

Languages
English
Higher education
Speech Pathology - University of Newcastle: Australia

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up athletics in 2004.
Why this sport?
She began after watching the 2004 Paralympic Games in Athens. In 2005 she was spotted by Australian Paralympian Amy Winters at a talent search day in Newcastle, NSW, Australia. A year later she was competing at the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne.
Club / Team
Athletics ACT: Canberra, ACT, AUS
Name of coach
John Eden

International debut

Year
2006
Competing for
Australia
Tournament
Commonwealth Games
Location
Melbourne, VIC, AUS

General interest

Hobbies
Doing mind mazes, mensa puzzles and cryptic crosswords. (paralympic.org.au, 2016)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the Paralympic Games in 2008 and 2012. (paralympic.org.au, 2016)
Most influential person in career
Her coaches and physiotherapists. (paralympic.org.au, 07 Jan 2010)
Hero / Idol
Australian para-sprinter Amy Winters. (paralympic.org.au, 2016)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics World Championships Assen 2006 (Assen, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m T36 Final Round 3
Women's Shot Put F35/36 Final Round 2
Women's Discus Throw F35/36/38 Final Round 3
Women's Javelin F35/36/38 Final Round 5
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Shot Put F35/36 Final Round 4
Women's Discus Throw F35/36 Final Round 2
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Shot Put F35/36 Final 2011-01-27 4
Women's Discus Throw F35/36 Final 2011-01-29 3
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Discus Throw F35/36 Final Round 2012-08-31 3
Women's Shot Put F35/36 Final Round 2012-09-02 4
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Shot Put F35/36 Final 1 2013-07-21 3
Women's Discus Throw F35/36 Final 1 2013-07-25 3
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Shot Put F36 Final 1 2015-10-29 9999
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Shot Put F36 Final Round 2016-09-17 3