Michelle Errichiello, 27-years-old, was taking out the trash in February 2007 when a car jumped the sidewalk and hit her, severing her leg and part of her knee. After surgery, a hospital stay and endless therapy Michelle was determined not just to walk again, but to run. Both of which she accomplished after getting a prosthetic leg. A little over a year after getting her prosthetic leg she competed in her first inter-club meet in October, 2008.
She has improved leaps and bounds since that first meet. Now she holds the world 200m record for women’s above-knee amputees at Blacktown in Sydney, finishing in 36.29 seconds and beating the previous by 0.18 seconds. This April, she broke the world 100m record at the National Athletic Championships in Perth, taking .01 seconds off the old record by running it in 16.31 seconds.
She competed in the World Athletics Championships in January 2011 in the 100m and long jump.