Name: Grace Ann Norman
Sport: Paratriathlon
Classification: PT4
Height: 5'8"
Birthdate: March 9, 1998
Birthplace: Morgantown, W.V.
Hometown: Jamestown, Ohio
Current Residence: Jamestown, Ohio
High School: Xenia Christian High School

Career Highlights

2016 Paralympic Gold Medalist
Two-time ITU Paratriathlon World Champion (2016, 2017)
Three-time Sarasota-Bradenton CAMTRI Paratriathlon American Champion (2016, 2017, 2018)
Two-time ITU World Paratriathlon Edmonton gold medalist (2017, 2018)
2018 ITU Paratriathlon World Championships bronze medalist
2015 ITU Paratriathlon World Championships silver medalist
2015 Rio de Janeiro ITU World Paratriathlon Event silver medalist
2015 Detroit ITU World Paratriathlon Event silver medalist  
2014 USA Paratriathlon National Champion

Elite Triathlon Career

2018: Earned a 1st place finish at the CAMTRI Paratriathlon American Championships Sarasota-Bradenton on March 10 • Finished 2nd at the ITU World Paratriathlon Series Yokohama on May 12 • Placed 1st at the ITU World Paratriathlon Series Edmonton on July 27 • Earned a bronze medal at the ITU Paratriathlon World Championships in Gold Coast, Australia, on Sept. 15

2017: Defended her world title at the ITU Paratriathlon World Championships in Rotterdam, Netherlands, on Sept. 14 • Won gold at ITU World Paratriathlon Edmonton on July 28 • Defended her title at the Sarasota CAMTRI Paratriathlon American Championships on March 11 • Nominated for an ESPY Award for Best Female Athlete With a Disability

2016: Became the first paratriathlete in history to win a gold medal at the Paralympic Games with her victory in the women’s PT4 class on Sept. 11 • Won a world title at the ITU Paratriathlon World Championships in Rotterdam, Netherlands, on July 23 • Took gold at the Sarasota CAMTRI Paratriathlon American Championships on March 13

2015: Won a silver medal at the ITU Paratriathlon World Championships in Chicago on Sept. 15 • Won silver medals at ITU World Paratriathlon Events in Rio de Janeiro on Aug. 1 and Detroit on Aug. 16 • Won the women’s PT4 division at the USA Triathlon Paratriathlon National Championships on May 25 • Placed second at the Monterrey CAMTRI Triathlon American Championships on May 1

2014: Won her first national title at the USA Triathlon Paratriathlon National Championships on Sept. 20 • Placed fifth at the ITU Paratriathlon World Championships in Edmonton on Aug. 29 • Won a gold medal at the Magog ITU World Paratriathlon Event on July 19 • Took second at the Chicago ITU World Paratriathlon Event on June 28

Personal: Parents are Tim and Robin Norman • Sisters are Bethany and Danielle • Also qualified for the 2016 Paralympic Games in track & field • Competed on high school teams for cross country, track and swimming • Set the world record in the 800m and 1,500m in the women's T44 division in Paralympic track & field • Is the first female amputee to qualify for a high school state track meet and finish on the podium • Was named the Paralympic Track Female Athlete of the Year in 2015 and also was a high school All American in 2014-15 • Plays the trumpet and piano, and also likes to sing • Lives on a farm and has two goats, Jackson and Patriot, and trains pigs for the fair each summer • Diagnosed with congenital constriction band syndrome of the left leg at birth