Katherinne WOLLERMANN (CHI)

CLChile
Age:
29 years
Federation:
FEDERACION DEPORTIVA NACIONAL DE CANOTAJE (CHILE)
Katherinne WOLLERMANN

Biography

Further Personal Information

BIOGRAPHY
Classification
KL1

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries (latercera.com, 23 May 2015)

Origin of Impairment
Acquired (latercera.com, 23 May 2015)

Impairment Details
In February 2012 she was diagnosed with transverse myelitis, an infection of the spinal cord which resulted in paraplegia. (latercera.com, 23 May 2015; mujerimpacta.cl, 27 Mar 2017)

Awards
She was named the 2016 Athlete of the Year in Chiguayante, Chile. (chiguayante.cl, 27 Dec 2016)

She was named the Para Canoe Athlete of the Year by the Circle of Sports Journalists in Chile. (mindep.cl, 20 Dec 2016)

General
NATIONAL FIRST
She became the first Chilean athlete to compete in canoe sprint at the Paralympic Games when she participated at the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro. (biobiochile.cl, 08 Dec 2016)