U.S. Paralympic Triathlon Team
    Krige Schabort 

Krige Schabort (Rome, Ga.) has competed in five Paralympic Games so far in his career, winning medals in the Paralympic Games marathon event in 1992 (bronze) and 2000 (silver). He qualified for the team as the top American and second overall at the 2015 Rio de Janeiro ITU World Paratriathlon Event, which served as the Paralympic Games test event, and he has finished on the podium in all international competitions, including a gold medal at the 2014 ITU Paratriathlon World Championships. Schabort also won the ESPY for best male athlete with a disability in 2015.

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 Hailey Danisewicz   Hailey Danz (formerly Danisewicz)

Hailey Danz (Chicago, Ill.) became the first U.S. paratriathlete to officially qualify for the U.S. Paralympic Triathlon Team, and she picked up the silver medal at the ITU Paratriathlon World Championships on Sept. 18 in Chicago. In 2015 she also won the ITU World Paratriathlon events in Sunshine Coast, Australia, and Rio de Janeiro. Danz was named the 2015 USA Triathlon Paratriathlete of the Year.

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    Allysa Seely

Allysa Seely (Glendale, Ariz.) is the reigning world champion in the women’s PT2 sport class, and she confirmed her qualification to the team on March 13 by winning the CAMTRI Paratriathlon American Championships, the final qualification event for the 2016 U.S. Paralympic Triathlon Team. Seely has won the last four international races she has started. She finished third on the Rio course last August.

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    Melissa Stockwell

Melissa Stockwell (Chicago, Ill.) is a three-time ITU Paratriathlon World Champion. She also has earned silver and bronze medals at world championship events, and she finished second at the 2015 Rio de Janeiro ITU World Paratriathlon Event on Aug. 2 on the proposed Paralympic Games course. Stockwell served in the U.S. Army and was the first woman to ever lose a limb in active combat when she lost her left leg in a roadside bomb explosion in Iraq in 2004. 

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    Mark Barr

Mark Barr (Houston, Texas) competed in the Paralympic Games in 2004 and 2008 as a member of the U.S. Paralympic Swim Team, and he qualified by finishing as the top American and second overall in the PT2 sport class in Rio in August 2015. Barr has won multiple USA Paratriathlon National Championship titles and has six victories in international events since 2013.

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 patricia collins   Patricia Collins

Patricia Collins (Alexandria, Va.) won an ITU Paratriathlon World Championships title in 2012 and a world championships silver medal in 2013. She also earned a victory at an ITU World Paratriathlon Event in Edmonton in 2015, and bronze medals at World Paratriathlon Events in Yokohama and Buffalo City. Collins is a recently retired U.S. Army Colonel, where she served in the Balkans, Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. 

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    Grace Norman

Grace Norman (Jamestown, Ohio) is the youngest member of the 2016 U.S. Paralympic Triathlon Team. Since her international triathlon debut in 2014, she has won seven medals in ITU events, including silver at the Rio de Janeiro ITU World Paratriathlon Event and the 2015 ITU Paratriathlon World Championships. Norman, a two-time PT4 national champion, is also an accomplished track runner and could potentially compete in two sports in Rio this September.

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    Chris Hammer

Chris Hammer (Salt Lake City, Utah) previously competed at the London 2012 Paralympic Games as a member of the track & field team and won his first international triathlon in 2013. Hammer is a two-time USA Paratriathlon National Champion and won the bronze medal at the 2014 ITU Paratriathlon World Championships. He also won the Strathclyde ITU World Paratriathlon Event on June 5 and the Detroit ITU World Paratriathlon Event last August.

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    Patricia Walsh

Patricia Walsh (Austin, Texas) finished third overall and was the top American at the Rio de Janeiro ITU World Paratriathlon Event last August to qualify for the team. She has won seven career gold medals and finished third in the ITU Paratriathlon World Championships in 2011 and 2012. Walsh has also been the USA Paratriathlon National Champion every year since 2011. Her guide will be Jessica Jones Meyers during the Paralympic event in Rio.

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 Elizabeth Baker  
Elizabeth Baker

Elizabeth Baker (Signal Mountain, Tenn.) is relatively new to the international triathlon scene, having only made her international debut in 2015. She finished second at the 2015 USA Paratriathlon National Championships in May and the 2015 Detroit ITU World Paratriathlon Event in August. She earned her spot on the team by winning the CAMTRI Paratriathlon American Championships on March 13 in Sarasota, Florida, and went on to win the Penrith ITU World Paratriathlon Event on April 24. Her guide will be Jillian Petersen during the Paralympic event in Rio.

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U.S. Olympic Triathlon Team

 Gwen Jorgensen   Gwen Jorgensen

Gwen Jorgensen (St. Paul, Minn.) defended her world title by winning seven ITU World Triathlon Series events in 2015, including the Grand Final in Chicago. She completed her season with 12 consecutive wins on the ITU World Triathlon Series circuit and led the U.S. women to two podium sweeps. Jorgensen qualified for the U.S. Olympic Triathlon Team with a win at the Rio de Janeiro ITU Olympic World Qualification Event.

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 Sarah True   Sarah True

Sarah True (Hanover, N.H.) ended the 2015 season ranked No. 3 in the world to earn her third career ITU World Championships medal. She posted a seventh-place finish at the ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Chicago, won her second career WTS title at the Stockholm stop and also finished on the podium in Gold Coast and London. True qualified for her second U.S. Olympic Triathlon Team spot on Aug. 2 at the Rio de Janeiro ITU Olympic World Qualification Event with a fourth-place finish.

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    Katie Zaferes

Katie Zaferes (Hampstead, Md.) finished on the podium in six ITU World Triathlon Series races during the 2015 season, winning five silver medals (Abu Dhabi, Auckland, Cape Town, London, Stockholm) and one bronze (Gold Coast). Zaferes was ranked No. 5 in the world at the end of 2015. She finished sixth at the 2015 Rio de Janeiro ITU Olympic World Qualification Event, and she was also sixth at the final U.S. qualification event in Yokohama, Japan, on May 14, 2016. 

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    Greg Billington

Greg Billington (Spokane, Wash.) was the top U.S. man at the Rio de Janeiro ITU Olympic World Qualification Event, finishing 15th. A former USA Triathlon Under 23 and Junior Elite National Champion, Billington posted his best career ITU World Triathlon Series finish on April 9 in Gold Coast, Australia, cracking the top 10 for the first time. He also posted back-to-back top-10 finishes at ITU World Cup events, highlighted by a fifth-place finish at the Tongyeong ITU World Cup in October 2015.

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 Ben Kanute   Ben Kanute

Ben Kanute (Geneva, Ill.) is the reigning USA Triathlon Elite National Champion and has won national titles at nearly every step of his career in the USA Triathlon high performance pipeline: junior elite, collegiate club, and elite. A triathlete from age 8, Kanute finished ninth at ITU World Triathlon Auckland early in 2015, and clinched his spot on the Olympic team with a 17th-place finish at the 2016 ITU World Triathlon Yokohama and 20th at the 2015 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Chicago, just outside of his hometown.

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 Joe Maloy   Joe Maloy

Joe Maloy (Wildwood Crest, N.J.) currently holds the top finish by a U.S. man in the past four years after earning sixth at ITU World Triathlon Gold Coast on April 9. Maloy is a former USA Triathlon Elite National Champion and finished 16th at the Rio de Janeiro ITU World Olympic Qualification Event on Aug. 2, 2015. A collegiate swimmer at Boston College, Maloy has also finished on the podium at the 2014 Cozumel ITU World Cup and at Continental Cup events in Dallas, Kelowna (British Columbia) and Lima. 

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