Melissa Stockwell

  • United States
  • Born: 1980
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Paratriathlon Ranking 9

In 2004, Melissa lost her left leg to a roadside bomb in Iraq, and her life was forever changed. After being medically retired from the Army in April 2005 with a Purple Heart and bronze star, all the hard work began. She found support with her Chicago-based paratriathlon club, Dare2Tri. Melissa is the first American woman to lose a limb in active combat and also competed in the 2008 Beijing Paralympics.

Since 2008, her primary focus has been firmly placed on the sport of Paratriathlon. Melissa has competed all around the world and has stood on top of many podiums, and is a three times World Champion. In 2016, Paratriathlon made its debut at the Paralympic Games and Melissa raced her way to bronze as part of a USA team and in 2017 Melissa went on to secure a silver medal at the Sarasota ITU Paratriathlon World Cup.

Recent Highlights

- 2nd place at the 2017 Sarasota ITU Paratriathlon World Cup;
- 3rd place at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Paralympic Games;
- 2nd place at the 2016 Aguilas ITU World Paratriathlon Event;
- 2nd place at the 2016 Sarasota CAMTRI Paratriathlon American Championships; and
- 3rd place at the 2015 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Chicago.

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Latest Athlete Results
2018 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Gold Coast
15 Sep, 2018 - PTS2 Women - 01:27:16
2018 Edmonton ITU World Paratriathlon Series
27 Jul, 2018 - PTS2 Women - 01:29:09
2018 Iseo - Franciacorta ITU World Paratriathlon Series
30 Jun, 2018 - PTS2 Women - 01:26:04
2018 USA Paratriathlon National Championships
24 Jun, 2018 - PTS2 Women - 01:27:41
2018 Eton Dorney ITU Paratriathlon World Cup
28 May, 2018 - PTS2 Women - 01:26:58
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Athlete Fact Sheet
Given Name Melissa
Family Name Stockwell
Representing USA
Year of Birth 1980
Place of Birth Grand Haven, MI
Residence United States
Coach Mike Durner, CTS
Hobbies Reading, travelling.
Twitter @MStockwell01
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