Name: Laura Goodkind
Sport: Rowing
Event(s): PR2 Mixed Double Sculls
Height: 5-7
Birthplace: New York, N.Y.
Hometown: Los Angeles, Calif.
High School: The Forman School (Litchfield, Conn.) ‘04
College: Crafton Hills College ’09, Psychology, Liberal Studies, EMT-1; Southern California University of Health Sciences ’13, Chemistry; Whittier College ’16, Medical Practice and Policy/Positive Psychology
Team/Club: Bair Island Aquatic Center
Coach(es): Alice Henderson
Paralympic Experience
  • Two-time Paralympian (2016, 2020)
  • Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020, 10th (PR2 mixed double sculls)
  • Paralympic Games Rio 2016, 10th (trunk and arms mixed double sculls)
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2019 – 8th (PR2 mixed double sculls)
  • Years of participation: 2017, 2018, 2019
  • Top Finish: 5th – 2017 (PR2 mixed double sculls)
Personal: Athlete ambassador for Angel City Sports...Taught herself ukulele and likes to head to the ocean weekly and take pictures…Belongs to an amazing spiritual community, IKAR.