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Taleah Williams

Paralympian 2016, 2020

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2023 Parapan American Games - Para Track and Field

November 17, 2023 - November 26, 2023 | Santiago, Chile

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Paris 2023 Para Athletics World Championships

July 8 - 17, 2023 | Paris, France

Athlete Bio

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Feb 21, 1997


Norfolk, NE


Doane College ’19

classification: T47

Daughter of Calvin and Priscilla Williams...Has five sisters, Amaya, LaShicka, LaShunda, LaTasha and Shernika and two brothers, Calvin and Derrick...Born without her lower left arm...Has participated in track and field since first grade when she was in a youth track program and immediately took a liking to the jumping events...Played basketball and competed in track and field in high school, qualifying for the state track meet as a sophomore and taking her team to the state tournament in basketball...Introduced to Paralympic track and field after she was identified by an official in April 2016, who spoke to her coach about opportunities with U.S. Paralympics Track & Field.
  • Two-time Paralympian (2016, 2020)
  • Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020, 4th (long jump)
  • Paralympic Games Rio 2016, 5th (long jump)
  • Most recent: 2019 – 6th (long jump)
  • Years of Participation: 2017, 2019
  • Medals: 1 (1 gold)
  • Gold – 2017 (long jump)
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