Name: Chelsea McClammer
Sport: Track and Field
Event(s): 400-meter, 800-meter, 1,500-meter, 5,000-meter
Classification: T53
Height: 5-5
DOB: 3/1/1994
Birthplace: Richland, Wash.
Hometown: Richland, Wash.
College: University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign '17, Human Development and Family Studies
Paralympic Experience
  • Three-time Paralympian (2008, 2016, 2020); Three-time Paralympic medalist (2 silvers, 1 bronze)
  • Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020, 6th (800-meter), 7th (400-meter)
  • Paralympic Games Rio 2016, silver (5,000-meter, 400-meter), bronze (1,500-meter), 5th (800-meter)
  • Paralympic Games Beijing 2008, 8th (800-meter)
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2019 – 5th (400-meter), 6th (800-meter), 8th (1,500-meter, 5,000-meter)
  • Years of participation: Track and Field – 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019; Marathon – 2015
  • Medals: 5 (1 silver, 4 bronze)
  • Silver – 2017 (400-meter)
  • Bronze - 2017 (800-meter, 5,000-meter); 2015 (5,000-meter); 2013 (200-meter)
Personal: Daughter of Rebecca Bowie and Charles McClammer...Grew up playing basketball, tennis and track...Incurred a spinal injury after a car accident at the age of six...At 14 years old she went on to become the youngest member of the Paralympic U.S. Track and Field team at Beijing 2008 after joining the national team two years prior...Her dream is to move back to Seattle and work at the hospital she went through rehab at after her accident, Seattle Children’s Hospital, to be a children’s rehab counselor.