Name: Hannah McFadden
Sport: Track and Field
Discipline(s): Track and Field
Event(s): 100m, 400m, 4x400m
Classification: T54
Height: 5-3
Weight: 117
DOB: 1/23/1996
Birthplace: Durrës
Hometown: Clarksville, Md.
High School: Atholton High School (Columbia, Md.) ‘14
College: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign '18, Advertising
Coach(es): Adam Bleakney
Paralympic Experience
  • Two-time Paralympian (2012, 2016)
  • Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, 4th (100m), 7th (400m)
  • London 2012 Paralympic Games, 8th (100m)
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2015 – bronze (100m, 200m), 7th (400m), 8th (800m)
  • Years of Participation: 2013, 2015
  • Medals: 2 (2 bronze)
  • Bronze – 2015 (100m, 200m)
Other Career Highlights
  • 2016 U.S. Paralympic Team Trials – Track & Field, silver (100m); bronze (400m), 4th (800m), 6th (1500m)
Personal: Daughter of Deborah McFadden and Bridget O'Shaughnessey…Has one older sister, Tatyana and one younger sister, Ruthi…Adopted from Durrës, Albania by Deborah McFadden shortly after she was born… Born with a bone deformity in her left leg, she is an above-the-knee amputee. Hobbies include rock climbing, swimming, scuba diving, skiing, cooking, and volunteering at the Boys and Girls Club… At age 16, she was the youngest member of the U.S. Paralympic Track & Field Team at the London 2012 Paralympic Games, her first international meet…Competed with her sister Tatyana McFadden at the 2012 Games, marking the first time siblings have competed together in a Paralympic Games.