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PARRISH Katy
Sport Para athletics
NPC Australia   
GenderWomen
Age28
Place of BirthAdelaide, AUS
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T38, F38
Further Personal Information
Residence
Adelaide, SA, AUS
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
English
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began training in 2006.
Why this sport?
She was spotted by a talent scout, Australian Paralympian Katrina Webb-Denis, and invited to a talent search day in Adelaide, SA, Australia.
Name of coach
Brett Robinson [national], AUS
Senior International Debut
Year
2007
Competing for
Australia
General Interest
Nicknames
Kate (paralympic.org.au, 06 Jan 2010)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing. (kellyodwyer.com.au, 25 Jun 2012)
Hero / Idol
Australian Paralympic sprinter Katrina Webb-Denis. (paralympic.org.au, 14 May 2011)
Injuries
An ankle injury caused her to miss the T38 100m final at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing. (abc.net.au, 10 Sep 2008)
Impairment
Her cerebral palsy affects the left side of her body, in the leg and lower arm. (paralympic.org.au, 14 May 2011)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
8 2008 100m T38  DNS
5 2008 200m T38 30.46
11 2012 Long Jump F37/38 3.82
Round 1 2012 100m T38 14.75
4 2012 4 x 100m Relay T35-38 56.32
Round 1 2012 200m T38 30.94