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Mallory Weggemann

2020 & 2012 Paralympic Gold Medalist, NBC Sports Winter Paralympics Correspondent, Author, and Equality Activist

Mallory Weggemann shares stories of triumph over setbacks stemming from a spinal cord injury at 18 and nerve damage to her arm at 24. As a 3-time Paralympian and 5-time Paralympic Medalist, she redefines and enforces what it means to live life without limits, regardless of the world’s expectations.

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Fresh from the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games, where she won 2 gold medals and a silver medal, Mallory Weggemann is passionate about sharing with audiences how to persevere in the face of adversity, overcome impossible obstacles, and redefine limits.

After an injury that led to permanent paralysis at the age of 18, Weggemann created a new life for herself. Within three-months of the injury, she found herself doing what she loved—swimming competitively—while chasing her dreams. Within four years she set 15 world records and 33 American records before winning gold and bronze medals at the 2012 London Paralympic Games.

Shortly after, she suffered an additional injury to her arm resulting in nerve damage that could have left her sidelined. Instead, she persevered, making the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games, as well as the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games where she brought home a silver and two gold medals.

With unmatchable energy and enthusiasm, Weggemann guides audiences on how to manage setbacks—especially those that come out of nowhere. From the raw emotions of early obstacles to the celebration of each accomplishment along the way, Weggemann chronicles her journey, while encouraging audiences to chart their own paths, regardless of hurdles faced throughout the process.

Weggemann argues that we all have a choice: to allow limitations to overpower us, or face them in a journey toward new abilities and accomplishments. Focusing on mental fortitude and strength as the foundation for achieving personal greatness, along with defining boundaries, and reaching for individual goals and outcomes, Weggemann’s message offers takeaways for teams and individuals at all points in life’s journey.

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Mallory Weggemann’s Speech Topics

  • Small Steps, Big Impact: A “Small Victories” Approach to Leadership

    According to Mallory Weggemann, one of the keys to leadership is to tackle a seemingly insurmountable challenge by achieving small victories along the way. While fighting her way to the Rio Paralympic Games in 2016 after suffering a debilitating arm injury, Weggemann discovered one of the greatest qualities leaders possess is the ability to adapt—particularly in the face of overwhelming obstacles. She then continued to apply her philosophy to her training following Rio, with an epic comeback including 3 medals at the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games.


    Outside of sports, she applies this resilience to every facet of life, from her training to her decision to learn how to walk down the aisle at her wedding. Through reflection and raw honesty, Weggemann teaches audiences how to celebrate small victories and to use setbacks as tools to develop teams.

  • Moderated Conversations on the Power of Sport

    At PyeongChang in 2018, Mallory Weggemann became one of the first correspondents to report from the Paralympic Games who had previously competed as an athlete (prior to competing once again in the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games). Whether on camera or on stage, Mallory has demonstrated a gift for drawing out the stories of those who have upended expectations of what human beings can accomplish in the face of adversity. Having demonstrated herself what was possible when she conquered the challenges in her own life by getting back in the pool, Mallory’s natural empathy and vulnerability allow her to connect to others and uncover hidden insights that will inspire audiences of all backgrounds.

  • Personal Stories: Finding the “Why?”

    Mallory Weggemann describes the day she became paralyzed back in January 2008 and her initial struggles to cope with the fact that her life had changed in the blink of an eye. After months of self-reflection, Weggemann began to find answers to her number one question—why? Committed to the belief that everything happens for a reason, she shares her emotional journey, including the debilitating injury that affected her 2016 Paralympics and set her on the path toward a 2020 comeback in which she won 2 gold medals and one silver. In this powerful discussion, Weggemann sends audiences on a journey of their own self-reflection as she challenges everyone to realize their own paths as she insists that no odds are too large to overcome.

  • Grit, Resilience and Triumph Over Any Obstacle

    “You’re the best. You can make a difference and change the world.” The phrase, spoken to Mallory Weggemann by her father each day growing up, is among her core beliefs. Weggemann emphasizes that no matter your disability, everyone is able to overcome and ultimately make a difference in the world. With her unique ability to make audience members feel as if they are involved in a personal conversation, Weggemann teaches how to locate the grit and resilience necessary to keep moving in the face of setbacks.

What other organizations say about Mallory Weggemann

Mallory Weggemann was fantastic! What poise and grace! Her story is powerful—and she is so well spoken.

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What other organizations say about Mallory Weggemann

Mallory was AMAZING!!! You could hear a pin drop in the room with an audience of 450+.

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