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HORAN Katherine
Sport Para athletics, Para-Cycling
NPC New Zealand   
GenderWomen
Age45
Place of BirthAuckland, NZL
Height1.62 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Classification
C4
Further Personal Information
Family
Three children
Residence
Wellington, NZL
Languages
English
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up para-cycling in 2012.
Why this sport?
After the birth of her third child she realised she could not commit as much as she liked to training for para-athletics, so she decided to stop and take up para-cycling instead.
Name of coach
Jono Hailstone [national], NZL
Senior International Debut
Year
2014
Competing for
New Zealand
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Aguascalientes, MEX
General Interest
Nicknames
Katie, Kate (Facebook profile, 13 Nov 2014; stuff.co.nz, 30 Apr 2013)
Injuries
A tendon tear in her hamstring prevented her from competing at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (paralympics.org.nz, 14 Jul 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"What the mind conceives and the heart believes, the body will achieve." (paralympics.org.nz, 14 Jul 2015)
Awards and honours
In 2017 she was named Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit [MNZM] in recognition of her achievements in para-cycling. (paralympic.org, 31 Dec 2016)
Other sports
She represented New Zealand in para-athletics [T44 200m] at the 2004 and 2008 Paralympic Games. She won silver at the 2008 Games in Beijing. (paralympics.org.nz, 2015)
Impairment
Her left leg has been amputated below the knee. (stuff.co.nz, 30 Apr 2013)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Track World Championships - Para-Cycling
Rank Year Event Result
2 2014 C4 - 500m Time Trial 39.062
4 2014 C4 - 3km Pursuit  
2 2015 C4 - 500m Time Trial 39.279
4 2015 C4 - 3km Pursuit  
4 2015 C4-5 - Scratch Race  
3 2016 C4 - 500m Time Trial 39.730
4 2016 C4 - Scratch Race  
6 2016 C4 - 3km Pursuit  
12 2016 C1-5 Team Sprint  
3 2019 C4 - 500m Time Trial 39.846
4 2019 C4 - Scratch Race  
5 2019 C4 - 3km Pursuit  
14 2019 C1-5 Team Sprint  
Paralympic Games (Overall) - Para-Cycling
Rank Year Event Result
4 2016 C4 - 3km Pursuit 4:04.437
6 2016 C4-5 - 500m Time Trial 37.750
8 2016 C4 - Time Trial 33:32.37