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UNDERKOFLER Kelly
Sport Para biathlon, Para cross-country
NPC United States   
GenderWomen
Age37
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence
Minneapolis, MN, USA
Occupation
Coach
Languages
English
Higher education
St. Olaf College: Northfield, MN, USA
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began skiing at age three and raced in high school before competing in her first biathlon in 2003.
Why this sport?
She was encouraged into the sport by US Para-Nordic coach Jon Kreamelmeyer. "Getting to do one thing that I enjoy is great, but getting to do two in the same race is way more fun and challenging."
Name of coach
John Farra [national], USA; Eileen Carey [national], USA
General Interest
Hobbies
Interior design, cooking, spending time with friends and family. (usparalympics.org, 28 Feb 2011)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Growing up, I never heard the word 'disabled'. It was never a part of my vocabulary. It's not how I live my life." (archive.org, 2013)
Impairment
She was born without the lower half of her left arm. (usparalympics.org, 28 Feb 2011)
Other information
OTHER ACTIVITIES
She coaches the Northeast Middle School ski team in Minneapolis, MN, United States. (loppet.org, 06 Oct 2014)

OCCUPATION
She works as a sponsorship coordinator and coach for the Loppet Foundation, which engages people of all ages and backgrounds in year-round outdoor activities and adventures in Minnesota, United States. (LinkedIn profile, 08 Apr 2014; Facebook profile, 18 Dec 2014)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games - Para biathlon
Rank Year Event Result
7 2006 7.5km Sprint - Standing 29:42.3
4 2006 12.5km Individual - Standing 48:36.8
9 2010 3km Pursuit - Standing 12:13.2
9 2010 12.5km Individual - Standing 51:16.4
Paralympic Games - Para cross-country
Rank Year Event Result
9 2002 5km Classic Style - Standing 18:59.7
10 2002 10km Freestyle - Standing 39:57.7
7 2002 15km Freestyle - Standing 57:38.6
5 2002 3 x 2.5km Relay Open 40:17.1
8 2006 5km - Standing 17:34.2
11 2006 10km - Standing 43:55.6
10 2006 15km - Standing 1:07:06.6
7 2006 3 x 2.5km Relay Open 27:36.8
8 2010 15km Freestyle - Standing 1:00:07.8
10 2010 5km Classic Style - Standing 20:14.3
13 2010 1km Sprint Classic Style - Standing  
World Championships - Para biathlon
Rank Year Event Result
4 2002/2003 7.5km Sprint - Standing 32:48.2
8 2004/2005 7.5km Sprint - Standing 37:08.5
3 2004/2005 12.5km Individual - Standing 53:06.8
7 2010/2011 3km Pursuit - Standing 17:56.2
6 2010/2011 7.5km Sprint - Standing 32:02.0
6 2010/2011 12.5km Individual - Standing 59:05.2
World Championships - Para cross-country
Rank Year Event Result
4 2002/2003 5km - Standing 19:30.0
5 2002/2003 10km - Standing 41:51.9
4 2002/2003 15km - Standing 1:03:03.5
7 2004/2005 10km - Standing 41:14.6
8 2004/2005 5km - Standing 20:06.2
6 2004/2005 15km - Standing 57:12.1
4 2004/2005 3 x 2.5km Relay Open 28:20.3
7 2010/2011 5km - Standing 18:26.3
6 2010/2011 1km Sprint - Standing