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Full name  Katherine Proudfoot
Name  Kath Proudfoot

Kath Proudfoot
Born  21 April 1977Auckland, New Zealand

Education  University of Newcastle

Kath Proudfoot (born 21 April 1977 in Auckland, New Zealand ) is a cerebral palsy athlete from Australia competing mainly in throwing events. She competed in the F36 classification at the 2008, 2012 and the 2016 Summer Paralympics, winning medals at each Game. Following a medical review request in early 2017, she now competes in seated throws in the F32 classification. At the 2017 Australian Athletics Championships she threw 7.04m in the Women's Shot Put Secured event, bettering the Women's F32 shot put world record mark of 6.55m.

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Personal

She studied speech pathology at the University of Newcastle and now works in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory as a speech pathologist. She was identified through the Australian Paralympic Committee’s Talent Search Program when it visited Newcastle, New South Wales and is now based in Canberra where Aaron Holt coaches her.

Career

Paralympics

At the 2008 Summer Paralympics in Beijing, China, she won a silver medal in the Women's F35-36 discus throw event as well as competing in the Women's F35/36 shot put. At the 2012 Summer Paralympics Proudfoot participated in the Women's Shot Put F35/F36 and Discus F35/36, winning a bronze medal in the Discus. At the 2016 Rio Paralympics, she won the bronze medal in the Women's Shot Put F36 with a throw of 9.70 m.


IPC Athletics World Championships

She competed at the 2006 IPC Athletics World Championships in Assen, Netherlands winning a silver medal in Women's Shot Put F35-36 and bronze medals in the Women's Discus F35-36/38 and Women's 100m T36. At the 2011 IPC Athletics World Championships in Christchurch, New Zealand she won a bronze medal in the Women's Discus F35-36. At her third IPC Athletics World Championships, Lyon, France in 2013, she won a bronze medals in the Women's Shot Put and Women's Discus F35/36 events.

In 2015, she was being coached by Hamish MacDonald.

References

Kath Proudfoot Wikipedia


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