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Kobie Donovan

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Short stature
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T40, F40

Further personal information

Residence
Gold Coast, QLD, AUS
Occupation
Student
Languages
English
Higher education
Health Studies, Physical Education, Sport Studies - University of Queensland: Australia

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began competing in para-athletics in 2009.
Why this sport?
She discovered para-sports after watching the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing.
Club / Team
University of Queensland Athletics Club: Brisbane, QLD, AUS
Name of coach
Brett Green, AUS, from 2012

International debut

Year
2015
Competing for
Australia
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Doha, QAT

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Breaking the F40 javelin world record at the 2015 Grand Prix event in Brisbane, QLD, Australia. (Athlete, 23 Oct 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"You're not disabled by the disabilities you have, you are able by the abilities you have." (aimforthestars.com.au,12 May 2012; ccooper.typepad.com, 30 Aug 2011)
Awards and honours
She was named the 2013 Junior Female Athlete of the Year at the Sporting Wheelies and Disabled Association Award Night in Australia. (sspa.org.au, 15 Jan 2014)
Impairment
She is a person of short stature. (Athlete, 23 Oct 2015)
Other information
OCCUPATION
She works as a national sports coordinator for the Short Statured People of Australia [SSPA] association. (sspa.org.au, 06 Jun 2015; gofundme.com, 23 Feb 2016)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Shot Put F40 Final 1 2015-10-27 7