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20009-Katie Walker photo

Katie Walker

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T47, F46

Further personal information

Residence
San Diego, CA, USA
Languages
English
Higher education
Business Administration, Finance, Real Estate Studies - Ohio State University: Columbus, OH, USA

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport in 2012.
Why this sport?
A friend showed her a video of the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing, in which below the elbow amputees like her were competing. "I wanted track and field to be my sport. I knew I could be good at it because the sprints are like running in centre field and the javelin is a little bit like a baseball throw.”

International debut

Year
2013
Competing for
United States
Location
Birmingham, ENG

General interest

Most influential person in career
Travis Ricks of the Challenged Athletes Foundation. (teamusa.org, 28 Jun 2013)
Impairment
She was born without the lower part of her left arm. (teamusa.org, 28 Jun 2013)
Other information
FROM CHINESE TAIPEI TO THE US
Born in Chinese Taipei, she was adopted by US parents at age two and grew up in Wilmington, OH, United States of America. (teamusa.org, 28 Jun 2013; america.aljazeera.com, 03 Dec 2013)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Javelin F46 Final 1 2013-07-22 6
Women's 200 m T46 Semifinal 2 2013-07-24 5
Women's 200 m T46 Final 1 2013-07-25 7
Women's 100 m T46 Semifinal 2 2013-07-26 8
Women's 100 m T46 Final 1 2013-07-27 8
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Long Jump T47 Final 1 2015-10-23 13