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Taleah Williams

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

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

Further personal information

Residence
Omaha, NE, USA
Languages
English
Higher education
Exercise and Health Science - Doane University: Crete, NE, USA

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up Para athletics in May 2016. She had previously competed in able-bodied athletics at high school and university level, and played basketball for Norfolk High School in Nebraska, United States of America.
Why this sport?
In April 2016 she was competing at an indoor university competition when an official asked her coach Chris Richardson if she had ever thought about competing at the Paralympic Games. The official then put her in touch with the US Para athletics director of high performance, Cathy Sellers, who got her involved in the Para athletics programme.
Name of coach
Steve Gordon

General interest

Injuries
She injured her knee in 2014. (norfolkdailynews.com, 15 Apr 2016)
Awards and honours
In 2017 she received the Ron Gustafson Inspiration Award from the Nebraska High School Sports Hall of Fame Foundation in the United States of America. (journalstar.com, 02 Apr 2017)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (doaneline.com 14 Feb 2018)
Impairment
She was born without the lower part of her left arm. (doaneline.com 14 Feb 2018)
Other information
EDUCATION HISTORY
She started her university studies at the University of Nebraska-Omaha, United States of America, before transferring to Doane University in Nebraska during her third year at college. (doane.edu, 01 May 2020; omavs.com, 31 Dec 2017)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Long Jump T47 Final Round 2016-09-08 5
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Long Jump T47 Final 1 2017-07-23 1
Women's 400 m T47 Final 1 2017-07-23 9999