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Anchaya Ketkeaw

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S9, SB9, SM9

Further personal information

Residence
Campbellsville, KY, USA
Occupation
Student
Languages
English, Thai
Higher education
Language Studies - Japanese - Thammasat University: Thailand

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport at age seven in Thailand.
Why this sport?
She was encouraged to start swimming by her mother. "I wanted to learn to swim."

International debut

Year
2013
Competing for
Thailand

General interest

Nicknames
Pin, Pinsolorin (Facebook profile, 27 Apr 2020; Facebook page, 26 Apr 2020; Instagram profile, 21 Apr 2020; Toyota Motor Asia Pacific YouTube channel, 18 Jul 2019)
Hobbies
Watching cartoons. (Athlete, 09 Sep 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning one silver and three bronze medals at the 2018 Asian Para Games in Indonesia, competing at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, and winning seven gold medals at the 2015 ASEAN Para Games in Singapore. (Athlete, 09 Sep 2019)
Most influential person in career
Her sister. (Athlete, 09 Sep 2019)
Hero / Idol
Singaporean swimmer Joseph Schooling. (Athlete, 09 Sep 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Only you are able to decide whether you can do it or not." (startyourimpossible.asia, 13 Sep 2018)
Awards and honours
She was named the 2013 Female Para Athlete of the Year by the Sports Writers' Association of Thailand. (bangkokpost.com, 27 Mar 2014)
Impairment
She was born without the lower part of her right arm due to dysmelia. (Athlete, 09 Sep 2019)
Other information
TRIBUTE
She dedicated the seven gold medals she won at the 2015 ASEAN Para Games in Singapore to her parents, who passed away when she was a child. "These medals are for my late parents. They wanted me to do this." (channelnewsasia.com, 09 Dec 2015)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2015 IPC Swimming World Championships (Glasgow, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Backstroke S9 Heat 1 2015-07-13 13
Women's 100 m Freestyle S9 Heat 2 2015-07-14 16
Women's 50 m Freestyle S9 Heat 2 2015-07-16 20
Women's 100 m Butterfly S9 Heat 1 2015-07-17 15
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM9 Heat 1 2015-07-19 17
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Freestyle S9 Heat 2 2016-09-12 6
Women's 50 m Freestyle S9 Heat 3 2016-09-13 5
Women's 100 m Butterfly S9 Heat 2 2016-09-15 6
Women's 100 m Backstroke S9 Heat 1 2016-09-16 5
Mexico City 2017 World Para Swimming Championships (Mexico City, Mexico)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Freestyle S9 Final 1 2017-12-04 7
Women's 50 m Freestyle S9 Heat 1 2017-12-07 7
Women's 50 m Freestyle S9 Final 1 2017-12-07 8