Name: Sydney Barta
Sport: Track and Field
Classification: T64/F64
Height: 5-10
Weight: 155
DOB: 2/16/2004
Birthplace: Washington
Hometown: Arlington, Va.
High School: National Cathedral School (Washington, D.C) ‘22
World Championship Experience
  • Most Recent: 2019 – 4th (200m, discus, shotput), heats (100m)
  • Years of Participation: 2019
  • Top Finish: 4th – 2019 (200m, discus, shotput)
Other Career Highlights
  • 2019 World Para Athletics Junior Championships, gold (100m, 200m)
  • 2019 Arizona Grand Prix, gold (100m, 200m, discus, javelin, shot put), silver (long jump)
  • 2019 IWAS Junior World Championships, gold (100m, 200m, long jump)
Personal: Sydney Barta lost her leg when she was six years old after a metal scaffolding fell on her leg after a race. Her left foot was shattered and she developed compartment syndrome soon afterwards, causing her to go septic with a fever of 105 degrees. After 21 surgeries, Barta was ready to get her first prosthetic and walk. Since then, she has been very active in sports. She plays varsity volleyball, basketball and track at her high school, the National Cathedral School. Additionally, she has been playing AAU and travel basketball since she was 11 years old and loves playing in tournaments around the nation. When she is not training or doing homework, she loves water skiing and playing the guitar....Daughter of Laura…Has a twin brother, Blair…Competes on the Navy Water Polo Club in Maryland...Two-time U.S. Paralympics Track & Field High School All-American...Earned 2019 U.S. Paralympics Track & Field High School Female Field Athlete of the Year honors