Quick Facts

Disability
Physical Impairment – Right hand limb deficiency
Sport
Triathlon
How acquired
Congenital
Date of Birth
August 13, 1983
Home
Elwood, VIC
Occupation
Psychologist
Started Competing
2015
First Competed for Australia
2006
Games Experience

Rio 2016

Heroes

Gwen Jorgensen

Career Highlights

Representing Australia at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games

Greatest Moment

Watching Gwen Jorgensen compete

Bio

Bookmaker’s daughter Kate Doughty made her international equestrian debut in 2006, and enjoyed considerable success before making the decision to transition to triathlon in 2014. An ambition born from personal loss, Kate’s mother’s death spurred her to make a fresh start in sport.

Competing in her first event in January 2015, the OTU Para-triathlon Oceania Championships in Penrith, Kate did well to place second. In the months that followed she achieved three podium finishes at ITU World Triathlon Series events leading up to its Chicago, USA final, where she won bronze.

Having maintained a top 10 world ranking leading into 2016, Kate was well-placed for a dominant performance in Rio, where Para-triathlon would be making its Paralympic debut. She finished fifth with a time of 1:15:50.

Born without her right hand, Kate is a patron for The Aussie Hands Foundation, a not-for-profit committed to providing support to people with hand differences.

Equipped with a Master’s in Industrial and Organisational Psychology, Kate is passionate about driving success, using evidence-based techniques and methodologies to allow people to operate at an elite level.

Sports & Disciplines

  • Sport: Triathlon Classification: PTS5