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Abigail Gase

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
S7, SB6, SM7

Further personal information

Residence
Bowling Green, OH, USA
Occupation
Student
Languages
English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming competitively at age nine.
Club / Team
Bowling Green Swim Club: United States
Name of coach
Carolyn Strunk [club]

General interest

Nicknames
Abby (Twitter profile, 25 May 2017)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"It's kind of fun to do the impossible." [Walt Disney] (Instagram profile, 01 Jan 2019)
Other sports
She has competed in archery, athletics and powerlifting at the National Junior Disability Championships [NJDC] in the United States of America. (myelifemyhope.org, 01 Nov 2016)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (myelifemyhope.org, 01 Nov 2016)
Impairment
At age four she was diagnosed with transverse myelitis, a condition that affects the spine. She is unable to use her left leg, and has around 70% mobility in her right leg. (myelifemyhope.org, 01 Nov 2016)
Other information
OTHER ACTIVITIES
She has served as an ambassador for the Transverse Myelitis Association. The organisation offers support to those with rare neuro-immune conditions. (myelitis.org, 01 Nov 2016)