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WELLER Dana-Gaye
Sport Para athletics
NPC Jamaica   
GenderWomen
Age32
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Impaired muscle power
Classification
F51
Further Personal Information
Residence
Mandeville, JAM
Higher education
Psychology - University of the West Indies: Mona, JAM
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began to pursue Para athletics seriously in early 2016.
Name of coach
Neville Sinclair [national], JAM
Senior International Debut
Year
2016
Competing for
Jamaica
Tournament
Paralympic Games
Location
Rio de Janeiro, BRA
General Interest
Awards and honours
She was named the 2015 and 2016 Sportswoman of the Year by the RJR Sports Foundation in Jamaica. (jamaicaparalympic.com, 11 Jan 2016; jamaicaparalympic.com, 17 Jan 2017)
Impairment
She was diagnosed with muscular dystrophy at age three. The condition involves the progressive weakening and wasting of the muscles. Her doctors did not expect her to live past age eight. (jamaicaobserver.com, 01 Jan 2016)
Other information
F

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
6 2016 Club Throw F51 12.21
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
7 2017 Club Throw F51 7.20