Allysa Seely

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Allysa Seely
Allysa Seely Rio2016.jpg
Seely winning the PT2 Paratriathlon at the 2016 Paralympics in Rio
Personal information
Birth nameAllysa Ann Seely
NationalityUnited States American
Born (1989-01-04) 4 January 1989 (age 33)
Home townGlendale, Arizona
Alma materArizona State University
Sport
SportParatriathlon
Medal record
Representing  United States
Paralympic Games
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Gold medal – first place 2016 Rio de Janeiro PT2
Gold medal – first place 2020 Tokyo PTS2
ITU World Grand Final
Gold medal – first place 2015 Rotterdam PT2
Gold medal – first place 2016 Chicago PT2
Gold medal – first place 2018 Gold Coast PTS2
Silver medal – second place 2017 Rotterdam PTS2
Silver medal – second place 2019 Lausanne PTS2
Bronze medal – third place 2012 Auckland TRI-5

Allysa Seely (born January 4, 1989) is an American paratriathlete and gold medalist at the 2016 and 2020 Summer Paralympics.

Background[edit]

Seely was born on January 4, 1989. She grew up in Glendale, Arizona and graduated from Mountain Ridge High School in 2007. She attended Arizona State University afterwards.[1]

In September 2008 Seely raced her first triathlon as part of a group that raises money for cancer research and then joined the Arizona State University triathlon team.[2] In 2010 Seely was diagnosed with Chiari II malformation, basilar invagination, and Ehlers-Danlos syndrome.[3] In August, 2013, her left leg was amputated below the knee.

In 2020 Seely was diagnosed with endocarditis as well as a blood clot in her heart.[4]

Sports career[edit]

Seely was nationally ranked in the triathlon prior to her diagnoses and amputation. She is a three-time world champion at the paratriathlon, having won in 2015, 2016 and 2018.[5]

2016 Summer Paralympics[edit]

Seely competed in the 2016 Summer Paralympics. She won the gold medal in the Paratriathlon.[6] She also competed in Athletics, the Women's 200 meters where she placed 6th.[7]

2020 Summer Paralympics[edit]

Seely competed at the 2020 Summer Paralympics where she defended her title and won her second gold medal in the paratriathlon.[8]

Personal life[edit]

Seely currently resides in Colorado Springs, Colorado with her golden retriever and trains at the Olympic Training Center.[9]

Competitive history[edit]

Year Event Finish Time Class
2012 Edmonton Triathlon World Cup 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 1:25:07 TRI-5
World Grand Final Auckland 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 1:17:43 TRI-5
2014 Yokohama World Paratriathlon Event 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 1:30:12 PT3
Triathlon Pan American Championships Dallas 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1:41:07 PT3
Chicago World Paratriathlon Event 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1:30:38 PT3
Magog World Paratriathlon Event 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1:29:41 PT3
World Grand Final Edmonton 4 1:36:29 PT3
USA Paratriathlon National Championships 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1:50:31 PT3
2015 Triathlon American Championships Monterrey 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 1:28:48 PT2
London World Paratriathlon Event 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 1:35:34 PT2
Besançon World Paratriathlon Event 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 1:34:27 PT2
Rio de Janeiro World Paratriathlon Event 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 1:28:25 PT2
Detroit World Paratriathlon Event 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 1:20:37 PT2
Edmonton World Paratriathlon Event[10] 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1:30:33 PT2
World Grand Final Chicago[11] 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1:25:03 PT2
2016 Paratriathlon American Championships Sarasota 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1:17:29 PT2
World Championships Rotterdam[12] 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1:23:46 PT2
Paralympic Paratriathlon PT2 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1:22:55 PT2
Paralympic 200 Meters T36 6 32.36 T36
2017 Paratriathlon American Championships Sarasota 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1:17:47 PTS2
Gold Coast World Paratriathlon Series 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1:26:35 PTS2
Yokohama World Paratriathlon Series 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1:21:01 PTS2
World Grand Final Rotterdam 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 1:24:50 PTS2
2018 World Paratriathlon Series Yokohama[13] 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1:17:39 PTS2
Iseo - Franciacorta World Paratriathlon Series 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1:19:22 PTS2
Edmonton World Paratriathlon Series 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1:21:54 PTS2
World Grand Final Gold Coast 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1:17:54 PTS2
2019 World Paratriathlon Series Milan 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1:17:44 PTS2
World Paratriathlon Series Yokohama 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1:19:38 PTS2
World Paratriathlon Series Montreal 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1:20:12 PTS2
Tokyo World Cup DNF PTS2
World Grand Final Lausanne 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 1:25:18 PTS2
2021 Americas Triathlon Para Championships 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 1:17:03 PTS2
Paralympic Paratriathlon PTS2 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1:14:03 PTS2

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Arizona State grad Allysa Seely to compete in first paratriathlon in Rio 2016 Summer Olympics". The Arizona Republic. June 10, 2016.
  2. ^ "my story". Archived from the original on 2017-08-04. Retrieved 2017-08-04.
  3. ^ "Paratriathlete Allysa Seely on prosthetics and PRs". ESPN. July 5, 2016.
  4. ^ "Allysa Seely Opens Up About Health Challenges Past And Present". Team USA. December 23, 2020.
  5. ^ "ALLYSA SEELY Paralympic Gold Medalist, Triathlon". Liv Cycling. Archived from the original on 2017-08-04. Retrieved 2017-08-04.
  6. ^ "Meet the woman who won the first gold medal in PT2 triathlon Paralympic history". Upworthy. September 12, 2016.
  7. ^ "U.S. pair wins debut of Paralympic women's triathlon races". NBC Sports. September 11, 2016.
  8. ^ "U.S. Women Go 1-2 in Opening Paralympic Triathlon Race". Triathlete. August 27, 2021.
  9. ^ "Paralympian Allysa Seely Has Found the Perfect Training Partner in Her Supportive Dog Mowgli". People. June 28, 2018.
  10. ^ "Results: 2015 Edmonton ITU World Paratriathlon Event Women's PT2". International Triathlon Union.
  11. ^ "Results: 2015 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Chicago Women's PT2". International Triathlon Union.
  12. ^ "Results: 2016 Rotterdam ITU Paratriathlon World Championships". International Triathlon Union.
  13. ^ "Results: 2018 Yokohama ITU World Paratriathlon Series Women's PTS2". International Triathlon Union.

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