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Chris Hammer (athlete)

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Chris Hammer
Personal information
Born (1986-03-30) 30 March 1986 (age 38)
Mount Clemens, Michigan, United States
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Country United States
Disability classPTS5
Medal record
Representing  United States
Parapan American Games
Gold medal – first place 2011 Guadalajara 1500m T46
World Championships
Bronze medal – third place 2014 Edmonton Men's PTS5
Bronze medal – third place 2017 Rotterdam Men's PTS5
Bronze medal – third place 2019 Lausanne Men's PTS5

Christopher "Chris" Hammer (born 30 March 1986) is an American paratriathlete and former para-athletics middle-distance runner. He was born without his left hand. He competed at the Paralympic Games three times: in para-athletics he ran the men's T46 marathon, 800m and 1500m at the 2012 Summer Paralympics and changed to paratriathlon for the 2016 and 2020 Summer Paralympics.[1][2][3]

In 2018 he started coaching triathlon at Davis & Elkins College in Elkins, West Virginia. Hammer has level 2 coaching certification and is a member of the USA Triathlon Nationals Coaching Committee. Hammer has a master's degree in sport psychology from Eastern Washington University and from the University of Utah he has an MBA and a PhD in sport psychology.[4]


  1. ^ "Chris Hammer - IPC Athlete Bio". ipc.infostradasports.com. 20 October 2021. Archived from the original on 2021-10-20.
  2. ^ "Chris Hammer - Team USA". Team USA. 20 October 2021. Archived from the original on 2016-08-18.
  3. ^ "Chris Hammer - Amplitude". Amplitude. 20 October 2021. Archived from the original on 2021-04-22.
  4. ^ "Athlete Bio". ipc.infostradasports.com. Retrieved 22 October 2021.