SCARONI Susannah

16 May 1991
United States of America
United States of America

Events and Medals

Discipline Event Rank Medal
ATH Athletics Women's 800m - T54 3 Bronze Medal
Women's 1500m - T54 9
Women's 5000m - T54 1 Gold Medal
Women's Marathon - T54 6


Record Event Mark Date Location
PR Women's 5000m - T54 Final 10:52.57 28 August, 2021 Tokyo (JPN)


Start Time Location Event Status
Olympic Stadium - Track
Olympic Stadium - Track
Olympic Stadium - Track
Olympic Stadium - Track
Olympic Stadium - Track
Olympic Stadium

Biographical Information


Paralympic Games
7Marathon - T542016Rio de Janeiro, BRA1:38:47
8Marathon - T542012London, GBR1:58:37
13800m - T542016Rio de Janeiro, BRA1:56.42
World Championships
35000m - T542019Dubai, UAE12:15.57
3800m - T542019Dubai, UAE1:49.21
41500m - T542019Dubai, UAE3:34.78
5Marathon - T542013Lyon, FRA2:00:36
6400m - T542019Dubai, UAE57.57
65000m - T542017London, GBR12:34.71
6800m - T542017London, GBR1:53.62
61500m - T542015Doha, QAT3:43.62
6800m - T542015Doha, QAT1:53.47
125000m - T542015Doha, QAT12:46.90
Cooking, swimming, spending outdoors. (, 01 Dec 2019)
Athlete, Dietitian, Student
Dietics - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign [United States]
Adam Bleakney
She began wheelchair racing in 2002 in Spokane, WA, United States of America. (, 02 Oct 2019;, 28 May 2013)
Her mother encouraged her to attend a sports day for people with an impairment. "I was fortunate enough to be close to Spokane, Washington, just about an hour away. There's an adaptive sports programme for youth there. So I learned about it through Shriners Hospital and immediately fell in love with it. I started out on the ParaSport Spokane team." (, 02 Oct 2019;, 31 Oct 2018)
To win a medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (; 15 Sep 2020)
Coach Teresa Skinner. (, 26 Jul 2012)
"Let what you do be a signature of who you are." (, 2011)

General Interest

T54 (IPC, 19 Feb 2021)

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries (, 28 May 2019)

Origin of Impairment
Acquired (, 28 May 2019)

Impairment Details
She was involved in a car accident at age five. The injuries she sustained in the incident resulted in paraplegia. (, 28 May 2019;, 17 Jul 2012)

She has worked as a dietitian for the US Olympic and Paralympic Committee alongside her studies, and hopes to work in the field full-time in the future. "When you can apply and adapt [nutrition] to Para athletes, I think having been one will add a really nice element to the advice I can give in the future. So I want to just try it out and see what it's like being a sports dietitian. I haven't completely thrown out the possibility of continuing research. There's a lot of things that need to be studied in Para athletes still. I've really enjoyed sports physiology as well as nutrition science in my grad school programme so far [2019]. So I think I could see that being a possible future thing to do as well." (, 02 Oct 2019;, 01 Jun 2019)

She has studied for a postgraduate degree at the Division of Nutritional Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in the United States of America. (, 02 Oct 2019; Division of Nutritional Sciences at University of Illinois Facebook page, 03 Jul 2018)

Gold Medal
Bronze Medal
Gold Medal Event
Silver Medal Event
Bronze Medal Event
Paralympic Record
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