Quick facts

Birthdate

August 12, 1983

Birthplace

Elmira, ON

Residence

Elmira, ON

Sport

Wheelchair Basketball

Experience

Beijing 2008

Toronto 2015

Katie Harnock recalls trying out wheelchair basketball in her driveway when she was 10, after receiving a brochure in the mail from a local club. She started playing recreationally at 13 with a Kitchener team.  She worked her way up from local club ball to the provincial program before making the Sr. National Team in 2006.

The St. David Secondary School grad from Elmira, Ont. was named the Ontario Wheelchair Sports Association Junior Female Athlete of the Year in 1998. A year later she received the nod as Sr. Female Athlete of the Year.

Harnock graduated from the University of Alabama in 2013 with a degree in English. She hopes one day that she can become a fiction author. She also wants to remain involved in wheelchair basketball by becoming a coach.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2008, 2012, 2016 Paralympic Games… 2007, 2011, 2015 Parapan American Games

PERSONAL

Attended the University of Alabama, where she completed a degree in English Literature.

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

2016 Paralympic Games 5th

2015 Parapan American Games – Silver

2014 World Championships – Gold

2012 London Paralympic Games – 6th

2011 Guadalajara Parapan American Games – Silver

2010 World Championships – Bronze

2008 Beijing Paralympic Games – 5th

2007 Rio de Janeiro Parapan American Games – Silver

2006 World Championships – Gold