4 MARCH - 13 MARCH 2022 (UTC)

28 August - 8 Sept 2024 (FST)

Name Caitlin Dore
Sport Para athletics
Date of Birth
09 June 1996
Coach Raylene Bates
Resides Dunedin
Occupation Student
Classification F37
Impairment (Disability)
Hypertonia (Cerebral Palsy)
Paralympian # 192 - Rio 2016



Major International Results
2016 Rio Paralympic Games 7th – Women’s Javelin F37
2015 IPC Athletics World Championships 8th - Women's Javelin F37


World Rankings (as at April 2018)
Women's Javelin F37 1
Women's Shot Put F37 3


Caitlin has had a love for athletics since she was 11 years of age. Originally from Christchurch, Caitlin made the move to Dunedin in 2015 to train with head coach Raylene Bates and to study Physical Education at the University of Otago. She has always been a discus and shot putter at the time of moving to Dunedin but quickly changed to the discipline of javelin when training under coach Raylene Bates. In fact javelin turned into her favourite event. Caitlin loves javelin and athletics, and more specifically the challenges and excitement it brings her. 

In 2015 Caitlin was thrilled to compete in her first major international competition in Doha at the IPC Athletics World Championships. She describes this as an amazing experience where she loved the thrill of competing against other countries. 

Caitlin made her Paralympic debut at the Rio 2016 Paralympics and was part of the New Zealand Paralympic Team who won a stunning 21 medals across 12 individual medallists in 2016 (9 gold, 5 silver and 7 bronze). The Team finished first in the world per capita and 13th in the world overall (previous best: 16th). Caitlin placed 7th in the Women's Javelin F37.


Key international events include:

2019 World Para Athletics Championships - date tbc

About Caitlin

Classification means...

F and T?
Letter = the prefix represents F (field) and T (track and long jump).

T32-38 and F31-38
Number = represents a sport class. The 30s sport classes are allocated to Para athletes with athetosis, ataxia and/or hypertonia. The impairments typically affect the ability to control legs, trunk, arms and hands. The lower the number is, the more significant the activity limitation.

Para athletes in sport classes 31-34 compete in a seated position, eg, in wheelchair racing or using a throwing chair. In contrast, Para athletes in sport classes 35-38 show a better function in their legs and better trunk control and therefore compete standing, eg, in running events, long jump or throwing events.

Classification Means...

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