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 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.

  • Carolyn Thompson

    You\'ve got that olympic gold medal winning attitude KK. We believe in you! xxxxx

  • Frances Murray

    Hi Katie Get on your bike! Best of luck Fran Murray

  • kristie keast

    All the best for raising funds for the new tandem Katie!

  • Terry and Elechia Jones

    KK we love watching you chase your dreams. The work you are doing to suooort others as well is amazing, you are so inspiring. Love Terry and EJ xx

  • Paul and Jen Biddle

    Katie, you are a fantastic Australian and such an inspiration to so many people, good luck with the training & the prep for 2020, here\'s to another gold!....big love x the Biddle\'s

  • leone smith

    my amazing & inspirational KK......love you and all the best xoxo

  • Daniel Huxley

    Good luck go for gold

  • David Docherty

    Good luck with the training g I hope you manage to get the funds you need.

  • Rosey McGrath

    Go Go KK! From Team Soberg

  • Andrew Wheaton

    Wishing you every success, Katie K! Best wishes, Andrew and Mez

  • Gary Wall

    Go you good thing LtD from DTC

  • Karen - Andrew Irish

    Good luck KK, love Karen & Andrew x

  • Nicole Dimond

    All the very best Katie xxxx look forward to seeing you compete In Tokyo 2020!

  • Richard Suters

    SWS Lawyers is proud to support you, Katie. Go get \'em!

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