Name: Amanda McGrory
Sport: Track and Field
Classification: T53
Height: 5-0
Weight: 90
DOB: 6/9/1986
Birthplace: Chester, Pa.
Hometown: Kennett Square, Pa.
College: University of Illinois-Champaign, '10, Psychology
Paralympic Experience
  • Three-time Paralympian (2008, 2012, 2016); Seven-time medalist (1 gold, 3 silver, 3 bronze)
  • Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, silver (1500m, 5000m), bronze (marathon), 4th (800m)
  • London 2012 Paralympic Games, 4th (marathon), 7th (800m, 1500m, 5000m)
  • Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games , gold (5000m), silver (marathon), bronze (800m, 4x100m relay)
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2017 – silver (1500m, 5000m), bronze (800m)
  • Years of Participation: Track and Field – 2006, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017; Marathon – 2015
  • Medals: 10 (3 gold, 3 silver, 4 bronze)
  • Gold – 2011 (800m, 5000m); 2006 (800m
  • Silver – 2017 (1500m, 5000m); 2006 (400m)
  • Bronze – 2017 (800m); 2015 (Marathon); 2011 (400m, Marathon)
Personal: Started out playing basketball before moving to track and field...Competed in both sports at the University of Illinois, graduating in 2010 with a bachelor's degree in psychology and in 2018 with a masters in information science. She is currently working as an intern with the U.S. Olympic Committee Archives.