Name: Taleah Williams
Sport: Track and Field
Event(s): Long Jump
Classification: T47
Height: 5-10
DOB: 2/21/1997
Birthplace: Norfolk, Neb.
Hometown: Norfolk, Neb.
High School: Norfolk Senior High School (Norfolk, Neb.) ‘15
College: Doane College ’19, Health and Human Performance/Exercise Science
Paralympic Experience
  • Two-time Paralympian (2016, 2020)
  • Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020, 4th (long jump)
  • Paralympic Games Rio 2016, 5th (long jump)
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2019 – 6th (long jump)
  • Years of Participation: 2017, 2019
  • Medals: 1 (1 gold)
  • Gold – 2017 (long jump)
Personal: Daughter of Calvin and Priscilla Williams...Has five sisters, Amaya, LaShicka, LaShunda, LaTasha and Shernika and two brothers, Calvin and Derrick...Born without her lower left arm...Has participated in track and field since first grade when she was in a youth track program and immediately took a liking to the jumping events...Played basketball and competed in track and field in high school, qualifying for the state track meet as a sophomore and taking her team to the state tournament in basketball...Introduced to Paralympic track and field after she was identified by an official in April 2016, who spoke to her coach about opportunities with U.S. Paralympics Track & Field.