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Katie Parrish

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T38, F38

Further personal information

Residence
Adelaide, SA, AUS
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began training in 2006.
Why this sport?
She was spotted by a talent scout, Australian Paralympian Katrina Webb-Denis, and invited to a talent search day in Adelaide, SA, Australia.
Name of coach
Brett Robinson [national], AUS

International debut

Year
2007
Competing for
Australia

General interest

Nicknames
Kate (paralympic.org.au, 06 Jan 2010)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing. (kellyodwyer.com.au, 25 Jun 2012)
Hero / Idol
Australian Paralympic sprinter Katrina Webb-Denis. (paralympic.org.au, 14 May 2011)
Injuries
An ankle injury caused her to miss the T38 100m final at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing. (abc.net.au, 10 Sep 2008)
Impairment
Her cerebral palsy affects the left side of her body, in the leg and lower arm. (paralympic.org.au, 14 May 2011)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m T38 Heat 1 3
Women's 100 m T38 Final Round 9999
Women's 200 m T38 Heat 1 3
Women's 200 m T38 Final Round 5
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Long Jump F37/38 Final Round 2012-08-31 11
Women's 100 m T38 Heat 2 2012-09-01 5
Women's 4x100 m T35-38 Final Round 2012-09-04 4
Women's 200 m T38 Heat 2 2012-09-06 4