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McKenna Dahl

McKenna Dahl

Date of Birth: 5/1/96

Hometown: Arlington, Washington

Events: R4 - Mixed 10m Air Rifle Standing SH2, R5 – Mixed 10m Air Rifle Prone SH2, Falling Target Rifle SH2

Facebook: McKenna Dahl Twitter: @KennaDahl

Personal: The International Paralympic Committee named Dahl one of the “Top 10 Para-Athletes You Should Like Before 2016” noting “expect her to be huge come Rio 2016.” That’s tall billing, but Dahl takes it in stride, saying that it reassures her she’s on the right track. In 2014, she moved to the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., only a week after graduating from Lakewood High School with two years of college credit under her belt. She is completing a degree in Business and Technical Management with specialization in criminal justice, and hopes to attend law school one day.  

She was born with amyoplasia arthrogryposis in her left hand and both of her feet, causing her muscles not to form properly. 

Q & A: McKenna Dahl (USA Shooting News 2014 Year in Review)

Athlete to Watch: McKenna Dahl (USA Shooting News 2013 Year in Review)

Competition Highlights

  • 2016 Paralympian
  • 2016 IPC World Cup Bangkok (Thailand), 5th place (R4)
  • 2016 IPC World Cup Szczecin (Poland), 5th Place (R5)
  • 2016 IPC World Cup Al Ain (United Arab Emirates), 5th Place (R5)
  • First female to win a Paralympic Quota for United States
  • 2014 National Championships, Gold Medalist (R5)
  • 2013 World Cup Great Britain, 7th place (R4)
  • 2013 World Cup Bangkok, Gold Medalist (Falling Target Rifle SH2), 5th place (R4)
  • 2013 Pannonia Trophy (Austria), 5-time Gold Medalist (R4 & R5)
  • 2013 National Championships, Silver Medalist (R5)
  • 2012 Winter Airgun Championships, Top overall women’s para-shooter
  • 2011 National Championships, Gold Medalist (R4)
 

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