About the project

I still can’t help but smile when I think about that incredible moment when I won Australia’s first the gold medal in Paratriathlon at the Rio 2016 Paralympics. 


But now, it's a new goal. Tokyo 2020. And so my long journey has started. To get there I’ve got a super coach in Dan Atkins, and a new Guide, Briarna Silk.


To compete against the best means a new tandem bike, being made in California, at a cost of $28,000. 


Many of you who helped me with my first tandem which will be donated in time to a sports museum with the names of all contributors. Now I need to raise the $28,000 to cover all costs for the new tandem.


So I‘m humbly asking for your support again.


About Katie

Katie Kelly competes as a Vision Impaired (PTVI) Paratriathlete on the International Triathlon Union (ITU) Paratriathlon race series. Katie won Australia's first medal in Paratriathlon where the sport made its debut at the 2016 Rio Paralympics with Michellie Jones as her Guide. Together they would also win the 2015 and 2017 World Championships. 


Paratriathlon:

Paratriathlon is a multidisciplinary endurance sport that consists of a 750m swim; 20km bike ride and a 5km run. For the race as a Vision Impaired athlete I compete with a Guide. The athlete and guide are tethered for the swim, ride on a tandem bike and are tethered again for the run. 


Usher Syndrome:

Katie Kelly was born with Usher Syndrome, a rare deaf and blind degenerative condition. Usher Syndrome is a genetic disorder. The symptoms and signs of Usher Syndrome generally include:


  • Hearing loss leading to deafness
  • Loss of vision leading to blindness
  • Balance problems
  • There is no cure


Thank you for your support, in any capacity, it is valued and appreciated.


Donations over $2 are tax deductible.

  • Jemima Findlay

    You’re such an inspirational person. Go KK!!

  • Pete and Maria Mulhearn

    Thanks for being our inspiration. Love from your Usher family.

  • Jillian Noad

    Looking forward to seeing you with your new bike and on your way to the Games.

  • Kim Burton

    GO KK GO!!

  • Samantha Crogan

    Hi KK, Callum, the kids and I are in awe of what you've achieved and what you continue to set for yourself to achieve. You are known to my boys as the cousin who is the best at riding a bike and swimming in the ocean.....and they aren't wrong! This is Just a very small appreciation for what you are doing for your country and your community. You are a dear cousin and I love you very much. GO YOU GOOD THING. Love the Helmolds.

  • Peter Crogan

    Your supporters are with you all the way!

  • Des Gooda

    Love the sport, love the attitude of Katie. Can't not through a little help in there.

  • Greg Nash

    PICA Group is pleased to be able to support Katie's efforts towards Tokyo 2020 and she carries the company's wishes of luck.

  • Philippe Robertson

    Go Team KK!!! Go for Gold @ #tokyo2020#

  • Troy Grice

    Go KK & Bri!

  • David Bugden

    Best of luck KK, very proud of you!!

  • Grace Lancken

    Great work KK. You are amazing!

  • Peta Lesnie

    KK, my friend, I’m supporting you gals all the way!!!! Love Pete x

  • Gavin Sullivan

    I hope it's shiny! Enjoy Gav, Bex, Lottie & Barney

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