Name: Mindy Cook
Sport: Goalball
Height: 5-4
DOB: 9/23/1988
Birthplace: Celina, Ohio
Hometown: Celina, Ohio
High School: Celina High School (Celina, Ohio) '07
College: Ohio State University '11, Economics
Paralympic Experience
  • One-time Paralympian (2020), One-time Paralympic medalist (silver)
  • Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020, silver
Personal: In 2016, a co-worker invited Mindy to a goalball practice at the Ohio State School for the Blind…She attended her first goalball tournament in Michigan as a pool player in 2017 where she fell in love with the sport and the goalball community and has been playing ever since...Diagnosed with aniridia, a rare genetic condition in which the iris does not develop in the eye...Daughter of Bill and Jill Cook...Has two siblings, Lee and Kelsey...Works full-time as a contracting officer for the federal government, buying equipment to fulfill the nation’s military missions. Hobbies include goalball, running, adventuring new places in Columbus, traveling, cooking, and being with friends and family...Mindy is left-handed...She enjoys a good cup of coffee.