Name: Darlene Hunter
Sport: Wheelchair Basketball
Discipline(s): Wheelchair Basketball
Classification: 1.0
Height: 5-5
Weight: 119
DOB: 4/16/1982
Birthplace: Walled Lake, Mich.
Hometown: Walled Lake, Mich.
High School: Walled Lake Western High School (Walled Lake, Mich.) ‘00
College: University of Arizona '04, Psychology (undergraduate); University of Texas at Arlington '06, Social Work (graduate); Texas Women's University '09, Phd. in Family Studies
Paralympic Experience
  • Two-time Paralympian (2012, 2016); One-time medalist (1 gold)
  • Paralympic Games Rio 2016, gold
  • Paralympic Games London 2012, 4th
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2010 – gold
  • Years of competition: 2010
  • Medals: 1 (1 gold)
  • Gold – 2010
Personal: A veteran on the women’s wheelchair basketball team, Hunter has played an instrumental role mentoring the next generation of Paralympic athletes. At four years old, she was involved in an accident on a road grader that resulted in a spinal cord injury. Three years later, she started competing in track and field and played wheelchair basketball in college. In addition to her athletic career, she added the role of coach to her resume, heading the Lady Mavericks Wheelchair Basketball Team in Dallas and hosts an annual women's wheelchair development camp out of the University of Texas-Arlington....Daughter of Donald Hunter and Julie Sisko....Has one brother, Scott…Competed in track and field before picking up wheelchair basketball where she competed at the 1999 and 2001 IPC Athletics World Championships…Hobbies include reading, playing Nintendo switch and watching movies.