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Amalie Vinther

Swimming
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S8, SB7, SM8

Further personal information

Residence
Aarhus, DEN
Occupation
Education Professional, Student
Languages
Danish, English
Higher education
Teaching - VIA University: Aarhus, DEN

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up Para swimming in 2008 in Thisted, Denmark.
Why this sport?
"My sister was a swimmer and I liked the water."
Club / Team
Aarhus Swim: Denmark

International debut

Year
2009
Competing for
Denmark
Tournament
European Championships
Location
Reykjavík, ISL

General interest

Nicknames
Malle (Athlete, 26 Aug 2010)
Hobbies
Spending time with friends, watching TV. (Athlete, 13 Aug 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the Paralympic Games in 2012 and 2016. (Athlete, 13 Aug 2018)
Most influential person in career
Her family. (Athlete, 12 Sep 2019)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
Ahead of competitions she tries to visualise how her race will go. (paralympic.org, 28 Feb 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Pain is temporary, pride is forever." (Athlete, 12 Jul 2015)
Awards and honours
She received the 2014 Pressalits Keep Living Award. (dhif.dk, 26 Jan 2015)

In 2009 she received the annual Hans Just A/S Sport Prize for Sports Personalities in Denmark. (Athlete, 26 Aug 2010)

She was named the 2009 Athlete of the Year in Thisted, Denmark. (Athlete, 26 Aug 2010)
Ambitions
To finish in the top five in the 400m at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (paralympic.org, 28 Feb 2018)
Impairment
She was born three months prematurely, and has cerebral palsy as a result of a lack of oxygen at birth. The condition affects the right side of her body. (Athlete, 12 Sep 2019)
Other information
HOME COMFORTS
She got extra inspiration competing in front of a home crowd at the 2018 World Series event in Copenhagen, Denmark. "It's not very often that I have the chance to compete in my own country. It is always special to be on home ground and the fact I don't have to travel too far is also nice. You get more excited by hearing people cheering from the stands, so the extra support has definitely helped." (paralympic.org, 28 Feb 2018)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Swimming World Championships Eindhoven 2010 (Eindhoven, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB7 Heat 2 3
Women's 50 m Freestyle S8 Final Round 8
Women's 50 m Freestyle S8 Heat 1 4
Women's 400 m Freestyle S8 Final Round 3
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM8 Heat 1 5
Women's 100 m Freestyle S8 Final Round 3
Women's 100 m Freestyle S8 Heat 1 2
Women's 100 m Butterfly S8 Final Round 8
Women's 100 m Butterfly S8 Heat 2 5
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB7 Final Round 5
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Butterfly S8 Heat 2 2012-08-30 7
Women's 400 m Freestyle S8 Heat 1 2012-08-31 4
Women's 50 m Freestyle S8 Heat 1 2012-09-02 3
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM8 Heat 2 2012-09-05 6
Women's 100 m Freestyle S8 Heat 2 2012-09-06 4
Women's 100 m Freestyle S8 Final Round 2012-09-06 7
2013 IPC Swimming World Championships (Montreal, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM8 Heat 2 2013-08-13 9999
Women's 400 m Freestyle S8 Final 1 2013-08-14 3
Women's 100 m Butterfly S8 Final 1 2013-08-16 9999
Women's 100 m Freestyle S8 Final 1 2013-08-17 3
Women's 50 m Freestyle S8 Final 1 2013-08-18 6
2015 IPC Swimming World Championships (Glasgow, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Butterfly S8 Final 1 2015-07-13 9999
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB8 Heat 2 2015-07-14 11
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM8 Heat 1 2015-07-15 4
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM8 Final 1 2015-07-15 4
Women's 100 m Freestyle S8 Heat 2 2015-07-16 6
Women's 100 m Freestyle S8 Final 1 2015-07-16 5
Women's 400 m Freestyle S8 Heat 1 2015-07-17 4
Women's 400 m Freestyle S8 Final 1 2015-07-17 5
Women's 50 m Freestyle S8 Heat 2 2015-07-19 8
Women's 50 m Freestyle S8 Swim-Off 1 2015-07-19 9999
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 400 m Freestyle S8 Final Round 2016-09-08 5
Women's 400 m Freestyle S8 Heat 2 2016-09-08 3
Women's 100 m Butterfly S8 Heat 2 2016-09-09 6
Women's 100 m Freestyle S8 Heat 1 2016-09-11 5
Women's 50 m Freestyle S8 Heat 1 2016-09-16 6
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM8 Heat 2 2016-09-17 6