Name: Allysa Seely
Sports: Paratriathlon
Height: 5'4"
Classifications: PT2 (paratriathlon), T36 (track & field)
Birthdate: January 4, 1989
Birthplace: Phoenix, Ariz.
Hometown: Glendale, Ariz. 
Current Residence: Colorado Springs, Colo.
High School: Mountain Ridge High School
College: Arizona State University, Interdisciplinary Studies: Sport Psychology and Exercise and Wellness ‘13

Career Highlights

Three-time ITU Paratriathlon World Champion (2015, 2016, 2018)
2016 Paralympic Gold Medalist
2017 ITU Paratriathlon World Championships silver medalist
2016, 2017 Sarasota CAMTRI American Champion
Nine-time ITU World Paratriathlon Event gold medalist (2018: Yokohama, Iseo, Edmonton; 2017: Yokohama, Gold Coast; 2016: Yokohama, Edmonton; 2014: Magog, Chicago)
Three-time ITU World Paratriathlon Event silver medalist (2015: Besançon, Detroit; 2014: Yokohama)
Two-time ITU World Paratriathlon Event bronze medalist (2015: Rio de Janeiro, London)

Elite Triathlon Career

2018: Completed her undefeated season with a win at the ITU Paratriathlon World Championships in Gold Coast, Australia, on Sept. 12, marking her third career world title • Swept all three ITU World Paratriathlon Series races in Yokohama, Japan (May 12), Iseo-Franciacorta, Italy (June 30), and Edmonton, Alberta (July 27)

2017: Earned a silver medal at the ITU Paratriathlon World Championships in Rotterdam, Netherlands, on Sept. 14 • Won the first two ITU World Paratriathlon Series events of the season in Gold Coast, Australia, on April 8, and Yokohama, Japan, on May 13 • Won the women's PTS2 division at the Sarasota CAMTRI Paratriathlon American Championships on March 11

2016: Won a gold medal at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, leading a U.S. podium sweep with teammates Hailey Danz and Melissa Stockwell on Sept. 11 • Won her second straight ITU Paratriathlon world title in Rotterdam, Netherlands, on July 23 • Took gold at the Yokohama ITU World Paratriathlon Event on May 14 • Won the women's PT2 division at the Sarasota CAMTRI Paratriathlon American Championships on March 13

2015: Won her first world title at the ITU Paratriathlon World Championships in Chicago on Sept. 15 • Won a gold medal at the Edmonton ITU World Paratriathlon Event on Sept. 5 • Was the runner-up at ITU World Paratriathlon Events in Detroit (Aug. 16) and Besançon (June 7) • Earned bronze medals at ITU World Paratriathlon Events in Rio de Janeiro (Aug. 1) and London (May 30) • Placed third in the women's PT2 division at the Monterrey CAMTRI Triathlon American Championships on May 1

2014: Earned a national title in the women’s PT3 division on Sept. 20 • Placed fourth at the ITU Paratriathlon World Championships in Edmonton on Aug. 29 • Won gold medals at ITU World Paratriathlon Events in Magog (July 19) and Chicago (June 28), and placed second in Yokohama (May 17) • Won the Dallas PATCO Triathlon Pan American Championships on May 31

2012: Placed third at the ITU Paratriathlon World Championships in Auckland on Oct. 20 • Took second at the Edmonton ITU Paratriathlon World Cup on July 6

Personal: Daughter of Jamie and Deborah Seely • Has two brothers, Ryan and Nathan, and a sister, Jessica • Works part-time for Dick's Sporting Goods as part of the USOC jobs program • Has two dogs, a 4-year-old chocolate lab named Bentley, and a golden retriever/Irish setter named Mowgli • Collects post cards and mini silver spoons from everywhere she travels • Was a featured athlete in ESPN the Magazine's 2016 Body Issue • Was diagnosed with Chiari II malformation, basilar invagination and Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, which affect her brain, spine and connective tissues • Says her name is spelled "Allysa" because of a misspelling on her birth certificate