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Karissa Whitsell

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Karissa Whitsell

Karissa Whitsell
Personal information
Full name Karissa Whitsell
Born (1981-06-15) 15 June 1981
 United States
Team information
Discipline Track
Role Rider
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September 9, 2008

Karissa Whitsell (born 15 June 1981) is an accomplished American blind cyclist. Whitsell, with her tandem partner Katie Compton, won four medals at the 2004 ΧΙΙ Paralympic Games in Athens, Greece. They won a gold medal in the road race/time trial event, another gold in the 3 km individual pursuit, a silver in the 1 km time trial, and a bronze in the sprint.[1]

Whitsell won a bronze medal in the time trial event in the 2008 Summer Paralympics in Beijing.[2]


  1. ^ Sweet song
  2. ^ "Paralympics: Kiwi news day three".  

External links

  • Karissa's Website
  • USPC profile of Whitsell
  • Story of Karissa being named US Blind Athlete of the year in 2004.

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