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HAASE Kelsey
Sport Para powerlifting
NPC United States   
GenderWomen
Age29
Place of BirthLake Forest, IL, USA
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Further Personal Information
Residence
Lake Forest, IL, USA
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
English
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She had participated in many sports with her club GLASA, but it was only in 2009 that she took up weightlifting.
Why this sport?
Her swimming coach suggested she try weightlifting. When she was old enough to realise that spina bifida prevented her legs from working, she asked, "Why me?". But her mother says that since she started powerlifting and other sports, "she's never asked again".
Club / Team
Great Lakes Adaptive Sports Association [Team GLASA]: Lake Forest, IL, USA
Name of coach
Diana Lewis
Coach from which country?
United States
Coach from what year?
2009
General Interest
Other sports
She has competed in state and national disability games in shot put, javelin, swimming, basketball, and was selected for Team USA's International Wheelchair and Ambulatory Sports team for the 2011 World Junior Championships in Dubai [the team eventually did not go due to security concerns]. She is best known for powerlifting. (dailyherald.com, 20 Jul 2010; GLASA, 01 Mar 2011)
Impairment
She was born with spina bifida. (edmondsun.com, 07 Jun 2013)

Competition Highlights (historical)
There are no major results available for this athlete.