Kari Miller

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Kari Miller
Personal information
Full name Kari LaRaine Miller
Nationality American
Born April 16, 1977 (1977-04-16) (age 40)
Newark, New Jersey, U.S.
Hometown Washington, D.C., U.S.
Height 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)

Kari LaRaine Miller (born April 16, 1977)[1] is an American Paralympic volleyballist.

Early life[edit]

Miller was born in Newark, New Jersey. In 1995 she graduated from Cardozo Senior High in Washington, D.C.. In her spare time she likes to watch Heroes and when it comes to sports her favorite team is Minnesota Vikings. She also likes Adrian Peterson and is into equestrianism, jet skiing, parachuting, and rock climbing.[2]


Miller lost both her legs when a car she was in was hit by a drunk driver while she was on leave from military duty in 1999.[3] She started competing for Paralympic Games in 2007 where she won a silver medal for her participation at Sitting Volleyball Invitational. In 2008, she participated at World Organization Volleyball for Disabled where she won bronze medal and the same year got another silver one for her participation at 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing, China. In 2009, Miller was awarded as Paralympian of the year. In 2010, she won silver medal at Parapan American Championship which was held in Colorado and the same year got gold medal for another WOVD Championship. In 2011 and 2012 respectively she won three gold medals at ECVD Continental Cup, Parapan American Zonal Championship, and Volleyball Masters. She also got 4th silver medal for her participation at 2012 Paralympic Games in London.[2]

She was part of the USA team which won the gold at 2015 Parapan American Games in Toronto, Canada.[4][5][6]


  1. ^ "Kari Miller profile". Volleyball Magazine. Archived from the original on July 21, 2010. Retrieved September 25, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Kari Miller". Team USA. United States Olympic Committee. Retrieved July 7, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Kari Miller". PBS. Retrieved January 24, 2015. 
  4. ^ Kauffman, Bill (August 14, 2015). "U.S. Women's Sitting Team Golden at Parapan". Team USA. Retrieved October 3, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Sitting Volleyball - Event Overview - Women: Ranks and Medals". 2015 Parapan American Games. Retrieved October 3, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Sitting Volleyball - Event Overview - Women: Athletes". 2015 Parapan American Games. Retrieved October 3, 2015. 

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