Stefanie Reid Biography – Stefanie Reid Wiki
Stefanie Reid is a track and field Paralympian. She represents Great Britain, competing primarily in category T44 long jump and sprint events. Reid has played in national, and international events. She earned a bronze medal in the 200m at the 2008 Summer Paralympics in Beijing, China, and silver in the long jump at the London 2012 Paralympic Games. In 2018, she reached the semi-final on Celebrity MasterChef.
Reid always wanted to be an athlete, and at the age of 12, she was already dreaming of playing rugby on the world stage. When she was 15 years, she was involved in a boating accident and suffered severe propeller lacerations. Her life was saved by a surgeon in Toronto but her right foot was amputated below the knee. The amputation made it hard for her to participate in any sport.
Reid graduated as valedictorian and secured a full academic scholarship to Queen’s University in Canada to study biochemistry. While at Queen’s University, she was a member of the Golden Gaels Track and Field Team. After earning her Bachelor of Science in Life Sciences, Biochemistry from Queen’s University in 2006, she decided to pursue her childhood dream and became an athlete.
Some of Stefanie Reid’s athletic achievements include winning a Bronze at the 2008 Paralympic Medallist T44 200m, 2011 World Bronze Medallist T44 200m, 2011 World Bronze Medallist T44/46 Long Jump, 2012 Paralympic Silver Medallist T44 Long Jump, 2014 T44 European Long Jump Champion, 2016 Paralympic Silver Medallist T44 Long jump, 2017 World Champion T44 Long Jump, and 2018 European T64 Bronze Long Jump.
In addition to her Athletics career, Reid also serves as the Vice President of UK Athletics. She has also worked as a TV reporter, pundit, and commentator for BBC and Channel 4 across a variety of sporting events including the Paralympics, World Championships, and the Invictus Games.
She is the first British amputee to walk the London Fashion Week Catwalk.
Stefanie Reid Dancing on Ice
In October 2021, she was announced as a contestant on the fourteenth series of ITV’s Dancing On Ice. She will be partnering with Professional skater, Andy Buchanan. The 14th series of the show will start airing on ITV on 16 January 2022.
Stefanie Reid Age
She was born on October 26, 1984, in New Zealand.
Stefanie Reid Husband
Is Stefanie Reid married? She is married to her husband Brent Lakatos, a Canadian wheelchair racer. Her husband is also a world record holder, seven-time Paralympic medallist, and seven-time world champion.
Stefanie Reid Parents
Who are Stefanie Reid’s parents? Her parents are unclear. Her father is from Glasgow, Scotland and her mother is from Durham County, the United Kingdom. They initially lived in New Zealand where Reid was born. They later moved to Toronto, Ontario, Canada when she was aged 4.
Stefanie Reid Accident
As a teen in Toronto, Ontario, Reid was involved in a boating accident and suffered severe propeller lacerations. Her life was saved but her right foot was amputated. After her leg was amputated, she encountered difficulties with referees who felt her artificial leg could injure other players. Despite being involved in the boat accident and her leg amputated, Reid never gave up on her dreams of becoming an athlete.
Stefanie Reid Height
She stands at a height of 5 feet 6 inches (1.69 m) tall.
Stefanie Reid Instagram
Her Instagram handle is @runjumpstefreid