Grace Norman

Ambassador Team Captain and 2016 Paralympic Gold Medalist

Resides in: Jamestown, OH 

Educational Background: Senior at Cederville University where she is pursuing a degree in nursing

Athletic/Professional Career: Grace was born with congenital constriction band syndrome in her left leg at birth, which resulted in the amputation of her left leg and right big toe below the knee when she was young. Norman competed in track & field and cross country in high school, where she became the first female amputee to finish on the podium at a high school track & field state championship. Her triathlon career began with a mini triathlon in Ohio, and her first elite ITU paratriathlon race was in 2014. She competed in both track & field and paratriathlon at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, becoming the first U.S. athlete to win gold in paratriathlon’s debut as a Paralympic medal event. She currently holds the world records for the 800-meter and 1,500-meter in the T44 classification for track & field. She is currently a member of the track & field team at Cedarville University in Ohio. 

Years Involved in Multisport: 7 years

Role with the USA Triathlon Foundation: Captain of the Ambassador Team 

Why do you like being involved with the USA Triathlon Foundation? I want to be able to lead others in the sport of triathlon and help encourage the growth and love for this sport. I hope to reach out and inspire USAT members and athletes to be the best they can be. I will build into others and return glean from those I work with.