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Grace Norman

Paralympian 2016, 2020

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Jamestown, OH


Cedarville University

classification: PT4

  • Daughter of Tim and Robin Norman. Has two sisters Bethany and Danielle.
  • Grew up in Jamestown, Ohio and got married in the summer of 2021.
  • Born with congenital constriction band syndrome in her left leg at birth, which resulted in the amputation of her left leg and right big toe below the knee when she was young.
  • Competed in track & field and cross country in high school, where she became the first female amputee to finish on the podium at a high school track & field state championship.

  • Her triathlon career began with a mini triathlon in Ohio, and her first elite ITU paratriathlon race was in 2014.

  • Competed in both track & field and paratriathlon at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, becoming the first U.S. athlete to win gold in paratriathlon’s debut as a Paralympic medal event.

  • Currently holds the world records for the 800-meter and 1,500-meter in the T44 classification for track & field.

  • In 2015, Norman was named the U.S. Paralympics Track & Field High School Female Athlete of the Year.

  • Considers her older sister and her coach Wesley Johnson to be the biggest role models in her life.

  • She is a 2020 graduate of Cedarville University in Ohio, where she attended nursing school and competed on the NCAA track and cross-country teams.

  • Hobbies include singing and playing the piano.

  • Two-time Paralympian (2016, 2020); Three-time medalist (1 gold, 1 silver 1 bronze)
  • Tokyo 2020 - silver medal (triathlon PTS5)
  • Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, gold (triathlon), bronze (400-meter T44)
  • Eight-time World Paratriathlon Championships medalist (3 golds, 2 silver, 2 bronzes)
  • Gold medal (2016, 2017, 2022)

  • Two-time USA Paratriathlon National Champion (2014, 2019)
  • 13-time World Paratriathlon Event medalist (7 golds, 4 silvers, 2 bronzes)
  • Five-time Sarasota-Bradenton CAMTRI Paratriathlon American Champion (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2022)

  • Two-time World Triathlon Para Cup Medalist (2 golds)


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