Darlene Hunter
ParalympianWheelchair Basketball

Darlene Hunter

Paralympian 2012, 2016, 2020

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Commerce, MI


Walled Lake Western High School (Walled Lake, Mich.) ‘00 University of Arizona '04, Psychology (undergraduate); University of Texas at Arlington '06, Social Work (graduate); Texas Women's University '09, Phd. in Family Studies

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Daughter of Donald Hunter and Julie Sisko...Has one brother, Scott...A veteran on the women’s wheelchair basketball team, she has played an instrumental role mentoring the next generation of Paralympic athletes...At four years old, she was involved in an accident on a road grader that resulted in a spinal cord injur...Three years later, she started competing in track and field and played wheelchair basketball in college......In addition to her athletic career, she added the role of coach to her resume, heading the Lady Mavericks Wheelchair Basketball Team in Dallas and hosts an annual women's wheelchair development camp out of the University of Texas-Arlington...Competed in track and field before picking up wheelchair basketball where she competed at the 1999 and 2001 IPC Athletics World Championships...Hobbies include reading, playing Nintendo switch and watching movies.
  • Three-time Paralympian (2012, 2016, 2020); Two-time Paralympic medalist (1 gold, 1 bronze)
  • Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020, bronze
  • Paralympic Games Rio 2016, gold
  • Paralympic Games London 2012, 4th
  • Most recent: 2010 – gold
  • Years of Participation: 2010
  • Medals: 1 (1 gold)
  • Gold – 2010
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