Name: Danielle Aravich
Sport: Track and Field
Discipline(s): Track and Field, Biathlon, Cross Country Skiing
Event(s): Middle-Distance Cross-Country, Individual Biathlon, Sprint Biathlon, Middle-Distance Biathlon, Sprint Cross-Country
Classification: T47
DOB: 5/8/1996
Birthplace: Boise, Idaho
Hometown: Boise, Idaho
High School: Bishop Kelly High School (Boise, Idaho) ‘14
College: Butler University, Business, Marketing
Paralympic Experience
  • Two-time Paralympian (2020, 2022)
  • Paralympic Winter Games Beijing 2022, 8th (sprint cross-country), 9th (middle-distance cross-country), 11th (middle-distance biathlon), 13th (sprint biathlon)
  • Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2023 – 5th (biathlon sprint); 6th (cross-country sprint); 7th (long distance biathlon)
  • Years of participation: 2023, 2021
  • Top Finish: 5th (biathlon sprint)
  • Other Finishes: 6th – 2023 (cross-country sprint); 7th – 2023 (long distance biathlon); 8th – 2021 (10K classic, individual)
Personal: Was born without her left hand and forearm...After her time as a DI cross country and track and field athlete, she quickly became involved in the adaptive sports community where she not only volunteered as a limb-different coach, but also began training in track and field for the Paralympic Games...Aravich caught the attention of a U.S. Paralympic Nordic Ski coach who invited her to a training camp in 2019, which sparked her training for the Paralympic Winter Games.