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 …

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Date of birth
13 August 1983
Past Paralympic Games

Rio 2016

Physical Impairment – Right hand limb deficiency
How acquired
Elwood, VIC
Started competing
First competed for Australia
Sport career highlights

Representing Australia at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games

Greatest sporting moments

Watching Gwen Jorgensen compete

Heroes/role models

Gwen Jorgensen


  • Sport: Para-triathlon Classification: PTS5

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