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Adri Visser

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S5, SB4, SM5

Further personal information

Residence
Potchefstroom, RSA
Occupation
Athlete, Motivational Speaker, Student
Languages
Afrikaans, English
Higher education
Human Movement Studies, Psychology - North-West University: Potchefstroom, RSA

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming in 2001 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Why this sport?
"I have always liked being in the water and I wanted to do something new and exciting."
Club / Team
St Andrews Dragons: Johannesburg, RSA
Name of coach
Marike van Oort [club], from 2013

International debut

Year
2007

General interest

Nicknames
Nemo (heslopsports.co.za, 15 Aug 2015)
Hobbies
Watching rugby, spending time with friends. (heslopsports.co.za, 15 Aug 2015)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning silver and bronze medals at the 2014 Pan Pacific Championships in Pasadena, CA, United States of America. (Athlete, 12 Jul 2015)
Most influential person in career
Her mother. (Athlete, 12 Jul 2015)
Hero / Idol
South African para-swimmer Natalie du Toit. (Athlete, 12 Jul 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Always have faith." (Athlete, 12 Jul 2015)
Ambitions
To have a career in biokinetics. (heslopsports.co.za, 15 Aug 2015)
Impairment
Her mother developed German measles while she was pregnant. As a result, Visser was born without a right leg and missing both arms below the elbow. (northcliffmelvilletimes.co.za, 26 Oct 2014)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Freestyle S5 Heat 1 6
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB4 Heat 1 5
Women's 200 m Freestyle S5 Heat 1 6
IPC Swimming World Championships Eindhoven 2010 (Eindhoven, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 50 m Freestyle S5 Heat 2 7
Women's 50 m Butterfly S5 Heat 2 6
Women's 4x100 m Medley 34pts Heat 1 6
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM5 Heat 2 5
Women's 200 m Freestyle S5 Final Round 8
Women's 200 m Freestyle S5 Heat 2 4
Women's 100 m Freestyle S5 Heat 1 3
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB4 Heat 2 6
2013 IPC Swimming World Championships (Montreal, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 50 m Butterfly S5 Heat 2 2013-08-12 9
Women's 200 m Freestyle S5 Final 1 2013-08-13 8
Women's 50 m Freestyle S5 Heat 2 2013-08-18 10
2015 IPC Swimming World Championships (Glasgow, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 200 m Freestyle S5 Heat 1 2015-07-15 11
Women's 50 m Butterfly S5 Heat 2 2015-07-16 9
Women's 50 m Freestyle S5 Heat 1 2015-07-17 12
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM5 Heat 1 2015-07-18 9
Women's 100 m Freestyle S5 Heat 2 2015-07-19 13