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Date of Birth
Receptionist at Salesforce
First Competed for Australia
Beijing 2008, London 2012
Selection for the Beijing 2008 Games and winning a bronze medal, winning silver at London 2012
Getting selected for the Beijing 2008 Paralympics
Katie Hill is a very determined individual. Having achieved her goal of representing Australia at the Paralympic Games in Beijing and winning a bronze medal, Katie went one better in London where she helped the Gliders win silver.
Born with spina bifida, Katie first competed in wheelchair basketball in 1996. She debuted for Australia in 2005 at the World Junior Wheelchair Basketball Championships qualification tournament in Malaysia. She was part of the victorious Gliders Osaka Cup teams in 2009 and 2010 and also competed in the 2010 World Championships, where Australia came fourth. Katie plays domestically for the Hills Hornets in the NWNBL and the Sydney Razorbacks in the mixed competition.
In 2008, she competed in her first Paralympic Games and used her experiences there to benefit herself and the team four years later in London. While she was aiming for a gold medal in London, it was not to be when the team lost to Germany 58-44 in the gold medal match.
Katie is the youngest of three and describes herself as shy yet opinionated and a procrastinator. She sometimes becomes extremely nervous when speaking to lots of people, but still manages to deal with the expectation of being an Australian representative.
Katie enjoys spending time at home, particularly reading science fiction books and spending time with family. She has studied a beginner’s course in Japanese and is a massive fan of reality TV shows, including Survivor, The Biggest Loser and The Amazing Race.
Sport & Disciplines
Sport: Wheelchair Basketball