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DORE Caitlin
Sport Para athletics
NPC New Zealand   
GenderWomen
Age26
Place of BirthChristchurch, NZL
Height1.58 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
F37
Further Personal Information
Residence
Dunedin, NZL
Occupation
Administrator, Athlete, Student
Languages
English
Higher education
Management - Otago Polytechnic: Dunedin, NZL
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up Para athletics at age 11 in Christchurch, New Zealand.
Why this sport?
"I loved it, it gave me drive in my life and it challenges me. It presented me with an opportunity and pathways."
Name of coach
John Eden [national]; Raylene Bates [national], NZL, from 2015
Senior International Debut
Year
2015
Competing for
New Zealand
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Doha, QAT
General Interest
Nicknames
Caity (Instagram profile, 12 May 2020)
Hobbies
Event planning and hosting, cooking, baking. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019; athletics.org.nz, 23 Apr 2020)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Hero / Idol
New Zealand shot putters Valerie Adams and Tom Walsh. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
"I always have the same dinner the night before and coffee before competition. It is also a bad omen if you wear your competition kit before competing." (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"To leave everything out there on the field." (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Awards and honours
She was named 2014 Para Athlete of the Year by Athletics Canterbury in New Zealand. (athleticscanterbury.org.nz, 28 May 2014)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (oas.org.nz, 01 Jan 2020)
Impairment
She was born with cerebral palsy that resulted in right-sided hemiplegia. (inspirefoundation.harcourts.com.au, 15 Nov 2014; Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
7 2016 Javelin Throw F37 20.87
8 2021 Shot Put F37 9.03
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
8 2015 Javelin Throw F37 21.75
7 2019 Shot Put F37 9.50
10 2019 Discus Throw F38 18.79