Name: Amanda McGrory
Sport: Track and Field
Event(s): 400-meter, 800-meter, 1,500-meter, 5,000-meter, 4x100-meter relay, Marathon
Classification: T54
Height: 5-0
DOB: 6/9/1986
Birthplace: Chester, Pa.
Hometown: Savoy, Ill.
College: University of Illinois-Champaign, '10, Psychology
Paralympic Experience
  • Four-time Paralympian (2008, 2012, 2016, 2020); Seven-time Paralympic medalist (1 gold, 3 silvers, 3 bronzes)
  • Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020, 6th (800-meter), 15th (marathon)
  • Paralympic Games Rio 2016, silver (1,500-meter, 5,000-meter), bronze (marathon), 4th (800-meter)
  • Paralympic Games London 2012, 4th (marathon), 7th (800-meter, 1,500-meter, 5,000-meter)
  • Paralympic Games Beijing 2008, gold (5,000-meter), silver (marathon), bronze (800-meter, 4x100-meter relay)
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2019 – silver (400-meter, 800-meter), bronze (1,500-meter)
  • Years of participation: Track and Field – 2006, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019; Marathon – 2015
  • Medals: 13 (3 gold, 5 silver, 5 bronze)
  • Gold – 2011 (800-meter, 5,000-meter); 2006 (800-meter)
  • Silver – 2019 (400-meter, 800-meter); 2017 (1,500-meter, 5,000-meter); 2006 (400-meter)
  • Bronze – 2019 (1,500-meter); 2017 (800-meter); 2015 (marathon); 2011 (400-meter, marathon)
Personal: Started out playing basketball before moving to track and field...Competed in both sports at the University of Illinois, graduating in 2010 with a bachelor's degree in psychology and in 2018 with a master’s in information science ...Currently splitting her time between training and working as the USOPC archivist...Enjoys reading, eating, napping, live music, and drinking coffee.