PICA wishes Para Olympian Tri-athlete Katie Kelly all the best for the upcoming Rio Paralympics!

18 Jul 2016

PICA Group is proud to be sponsoring the amazing athlete and inspirational speaker, Katie Kelly.

    

Born with a degenerative disease that has slowly downgraded her eyesight to a legally blind state, despite the odds, Katie is currently a World Para Tri-athelon Champion and is expected to be included into the Australian Para Olympic Team for Rio.

Paratriathlon is a multidisciplinary endurance sport that consists of a 750m swim; 20km bike ride and a 5km run.

Katie is officially ranked number 9 in the Paratriathlon world rankings

•             Sep 2015 – World Championships – USA – GOLD!

•             Jul 2015 – World Paratriathlon Event – Italy – GOLD!

•             May 2015 – World Paratriathlon Event – Japan – GOLD!

•             Mar 2015 – National Championships – Australia – GOLD!
 

While Kelly pushed herself to the limits in 2015 with great success, she is also passionate about paving the way for future impaired athletes.

“The critical step now is to ensure we develop pathways and identification programs so we can nurture more para athletes at a younger age and have them participating in Triathlon”.

“Access to sport for people with a disability is one aspect I am very focused on advocating and am currently working to set up a new Foundation called Sport Access which will focus on removing barriers for children to play sport”, she added.

If you would like to join us help Katie's cause, please donate here.

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