Name: Michelle Konkoly
Sport: Swimming
Event(s): 50m Freestyle, 100m Freestyle
Classification: S9, SB8, SM9
Height: 5-10
Weight: 152
DOB: 2/20/1992
Birthplace: Bryn Mawr, Pa.
Hometown: Eagleville, Pa.
High School: Methacton High School (Eagleville, Pa.) ‘10
College: Georgetown University ’14, Biology
Team/Club: T2 Aquatics
Coach(es): Paul Yetter
Paralympic Experience
  • One-time Paralympian (2016); Four-time medalist (2 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze)
  • Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, gold (50m free, 100m free), silver (34 pt. 4x100m freestyle relay), bronze (34 pt. 4x100m medley relay)
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2015 – Silver (100m free, 50m free, 34 pt. 4x100m free), 4th (34 pt. 4x100m medley)
  • Years of Participation: 2015
  • Medals: 3 (3 silver)
  • Silver – 2015 (100m free, 50m free, 34 pt. 4x100m free)
Personal: Konkoly grew up swimming as an able-bodied athlete and competed in high school on state level relay teams. She returned to the sport 2011 after falling out of a window from a five-story dorm building at Georgetown University. She sustained an injury to her spine, a broken foot and a punctured lung. While attending Georgetown University, she won several awards including Most Resilient Female Athlete, The John Hensler Award for Most Improved Female Swimmer, Princeton University’s 'Big Al' Inspirational Swimmer Award and was named in the Big East All-Academic Team....Daughter of Les and Jane Konkoly…Has two younger sisters…Deferred medical school to train for the Paralympic Games…Has a corgi named Ollie…Has made and sold wedding cakes.