NSW teenager Kate Wilson had a huge 2016. Not only did she make her Paralympic debut at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, she mastered the art of juggling her school studies as she completed the HSC.
Born with achondroplasia, a form of dwarfism that affects the limbs, Kate began swimming as a child on the recommendation of her paediatrician. By the age of nine, she was competing in interschool competitions and in 2012, she was invited to an AIS Road to Rio camp for junior developing swimmers. Kate says meeting the Australian team at the camp was one of the best experiences of her life.
Motivating it was, as the following year, she won her first medals – twogold and two silver at the 2013 Australian Multiclass Championships, giving her the confidence to commit herself to putting in the hard work to make the 2016 Australian Paralympic Team.
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