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Introducing the 41 Para Athletes of Team Citi

September 10, 2019
Ed Skyler, Executive Vice President | Enterprise Services and Public Affairs

 

Last December, Citi announced our global partnership with the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) and 18 National Paralympic Committees. Our shared goals include increasing awareness of the Paralympic Movement, advocating for change in global societies' perceptions around disability, and providing support for Para athletes.

Today, we are proud to announce "Team Citi" – our roster of 41 Para athletes who will participate in programs to help drive our mission to foster a more inclusive society by shining a spotlight on the Paralympic Movement worldwide.

Team Citi includes a diverse group of Para athletes from 20 countries and territories who compete in 13 different sports. Each member of Team Citi has an incredible story of perseverance and accomplishment, which makes us proud to support them and be part of their journey. These remarkable athletes and their commitment to competitive excellence are examples of how all of us can do more to serve communities around the world and create a society that celebrates all individuals.

We invite you to learn more about the members of Team Citi, engage with and support them on social media by using the hashtag #TeamCiti in your posts and follow their journeys to the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, which includes stops in London this week for the 2019 World Para Swimming Championships, in Dubai this November for the 2019 World Para Athletics Championships and in the Philippines this January for the 2020 ASEAN Para Games.

Introducing the 41 Para Athletes of Team Citi - Photo 2

Since July 2018, more than 12,000 Citi employees in 15 countries have participated in 48 global events and spent time volunteering in support of the Para Movement, with further volunteer opportunities planned. We are incredibly proud of our colleagues' commitment and look forward to the exciting year ahead leading up to the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.

The Team Citi roster, including athlete home country or territory, sport and Paralympic Games medal count, is listed below:

Curtis McGrath, Australia, Para Canoe – 1 Gold

Madison de Rozario, Australia, Para Athletics – 3 Silver

Lee Kai-Lin, Chinese Taipei, Para Judo – 1 Silver

Carlos Serrano, Colombia, Para Swimming – 1 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze

Erica Castano, Colombia, Para Athletics – Rio 2016 Paralympian

Camila Haase, Costa Rica, Para Swimming – Rio 2016 Paralympian

Kadeena Cox, Great Britain, Para Athletics & Para Cycling – 2 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze

Lauren Steadman, Great Britain, Para Triathlon – 1 Silver

Alice Tai, Great Britain, Para Swimming – 1 Gold, 1 Bronze

Alison Yu Chui Yee, Hong Kong, Wheelchair Fencing – 7 Gold, 3 Silver, 1 Bronze

Leung Yuk Wing, Hong Kong, Boccia – 3 Gold, 1 Silver

Manasi Joshi, India, Para Badminton – Paralympic Hopeful

Devendra Jhajharia, India, Para Athletics – 2 Gold

Jendi Pangabean, Indonesia, Para Swimming – Rio 2016 Paralympian

Ni Nengah Widiasih, Indonesia, Para Powerlifting – 1 Bronze

Jason Smyth, Ireland, Para Athletics – 5 Gold

Ellen Keane, Ireland, Para Swimming – 1 Bronze

Atsushi Yamamoto, Japan, Para Athletics – 2 Silver, 1 Bronze

Sae Shigemoto, Japan, Para Athletics – 1 Bronze

Mohamad Ridzuan Puzi, Malaysia, Para Athletics – 1 Gold

Muhammad Nur Syaiful Zulkafli, Malaysia, Para Swimming – Paralympic Hopeful

Lenia Ruvalcaba, Mexico, Para Judo – 1 Gold, 1 Silver

Gustavo Sanchez, Mexico, Para Swimming – 2 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze

Lucy Ejike, Nigeria, Para Powerlifting – 3 Gold, 2 Silver

Paul Kehinde, Nigeria, Para Powerlifting – 1 Gold

Maciej Lepiato, Poland, Para Athletics – 2 Gold

Natalia Partyka, Poland, Para Table Tennis – 5 Gold, 2 Silver, 1 Bronze

Tay Wei Ming, Singapore, Para Badminton – Paralympic Hopeful

Yip Pin Xiu, Singapore, Para Swimming – 3 Gold, 1 Silver

Ntando Mahlangu, South Africa, Para Athletics – 1 Silver

Anrune Liebenberg, South Africa, Para Athletics – 2 Silver, 1 Bronze

Rawat Tana, Thailand, Para Athletics – 2 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze

Arawan Bootpo, Thailand, Para Powerlifting – Four-time Paralympian

Adeline Dumapong-Ancheta, The Philippines, Para Powerlifting – 1 Bronze

Jerrold Mangliwan, The Philippines, Para Athletics – Rio 2016 Paralympian

Sara Al Senaani, United Arab Emirates, Para Athletics – 1 Bronze

Mohammed Khamis Khalaf, United Arab Emirates, Para Powerlifting – 2 Gold, 1 Silver

Brad Snyder, United States, Two-Time Team Citi Athlete, Para Swimming – 5 Gold, 2 Silver

Scout Bassett, United States, Two-Time Team Citi Athlete, Para Athletics – Rio 2016 Paralympian

Trevon Jenifer, United States, Wheelchair Basketball – 1 Gold, 1 Bronze

Nicky Nieves, United States, Sitting Volleyball – 1 Gold

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