Home Town: Aukland, New Zealand
Date of Birth: 26/10/84
Paralympic Games attended: Beijing 2008, London 2012
Stef has dual nationality as her parents are British while she was raised in Toronto. While studying for a degree in Biochemistry and Life Sciences at Queen’s University, Toronto, in 2004 Stef was invited to try track and field with the Varsity team.
Specialising in sprint events and the long jump, Stef was selected to represent Canada at the 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games, winning a bronze medal in the T44 200m and finishing 5th in the F44 Long Jump. She took the decision to compete for Great Britain in 2010.
Stef has aspirations to work as a nutritionist and be a successful speaker once she has retired from competition. She is married to Canadian Brent Lakatos, a T53 Wheelchair Racer.
Stefanie is a lower-limb amputee after a boating accident when she was 16 years old.