Karissa Whitsell

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]

Karissa Whitsell
2008 Summer Paralympics, Tandem.jpg
2008 Summer Paralympics, Tandem. Karissa Whitsell and Mackenzie Woodring (pilot) compete in Beijing Summer Paralympics on September 07, 2008
Personal information
Full nameKarissa Whitsell
Born (1981-06-15) 15 June 1981 (age 40)
 United States
Team information

Whitsell won a gold medal in the time trial, a silver medal in the road race, and a bronze medal in the individual pursuit event in the 2008 Summer Paralympics in Beijing.[2]


  1. ^ "Sweet song". Archived from the original on 2008-10-02. Retrieved 2020-01-14.
  2. ^ "Paralympics: Kiwi news day three". Television New Zealand. 10 September 2008. Archived from the original on 14 October 2012. Retrieved 8 October 2011.

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