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Paige McPherson

Paige McPherson
Track and Field USA

Paige McPherson

Paige McPherson
  • Birth date 10/01/1990
  • Birthplace 22147, Texas
  • Hometown Sturgis, South Dakota
  • Residence Miami, Florida
  • Height/Weight 5'8"/ 147 lbs
  • Olympics 2012


After a taste of Olympic action in London, where she walked away with a bronze medal, Paige McPherson will be seeking another medal at the Rio Games after advancing through U.S. Olympic trials and winning the Pan American Qualifying Tournament. Half-African American and half-Filipino, the welterweight (67kg/148 lbs) known as “McFierce” was one of five children adopted by her parents in South Dakota. She grew up with a diverse group of siblings that included an older brother, Evan, who was Korean. She watched as Evan participated in taekwondo, and when she was six years old, Paige – who had been a dancer – followed in his footsteps by taking up the sport and ultimately carved out a career that has brought her to new heights.
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2012 Olympic bronze medalist


2015 World Championship bronze medalist


2015 Pan American Games gold medalist

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