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Anna Eames

Swimming
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Leg length difference
Origin of Impairment
Congenital

Further personal information

Family
Husband Paul
Other names
Anna DeSalvo
Residence
Minneapolis, MN, USA
Occupation
Medical Professional
Languages
English
Higher education
Genetics - Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai: New York, NY, USA

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming in 1996 at age five at a local pool in Golden Valley, MN, United States of America.
Why this sport?
"I wanted to do everything my brother did, and he was on the swim team. It was also a sport I could do without pain."

International debut

Year
2006
Competing for
United States
Location
London, ON, CAN

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in the women's S10 100m butterfly at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing, and silver in the women's 4x100m freestyle relay at the 2012 Games in London. (Athlete, 07 Jan 2016)
Most influential person in career
US Para swimmer Justin Zook. (Athlete, 07 Jan 2016)
Impairment
She was born with a deficiency of the fibula, resulting in a shortened right leg with three toes and an unstable ankle joint. She has undergone a number of operations since 2000, including surgery to lengthen her leg in 2005. (Athlete, 11 Jan 2011; US Paralympics, 03 Mar 2010)
Other information
OCCUPATION
She is a certified genetic counsellor, and has worked as a clinical trials navigator for the Be The Match Registry of the National Marrow Donor Program in the United States of America. (Twitter profile, 09 Aug 2020; Instagram profile, 10 Jan 2021)

OTHER ACTIVITIES
In December 2017 she was elected to serve as a member of the World Para Swimming Athletes' Advisory Group [AAG]. (paralympic.org, 08 Dec 2017)

OTHER STUDIES
She has studied biology at Gustavus Adolphus College in St Peter, MN, United States of America. (Twitter profile, 03 May 2015)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Swimming World Championships Durban 2006 (Durban, South Africa)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 400 m Freestyle S10 Final Round 2
Women's 400 m Freestyle S10 Heats 1
Women's 100 m Freestyle S10 Final Round 3
Women's 100 m Freestyle S10 Heats 3
Women's 100 m Butterfly S10 Final Round 1
Women's 100 m Butterfly S10 Heats 1
Women's 100 m Backstroke S10 Final Round 8
Women's 100 m Backstroke S10 Heats 6
Women's 50 m Freestyle S10 Heats 2
Women's 50 m Freestyle S10 Final Round 3
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Butterfly S10 Final Round 1
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM10 Heat 1 2
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM10 Final Round 5
Women's 100 m Butterfly S10 Heat 2 1
Women's 400 m Freestyle S10 Final Round 4
Women's 50 m Freestyle S10 Heat 1 3
Women's 50 m Freestyle S10 Final Round 4
Women's 100 m Freestyle S10 Heat 1 2
Women's 100 m Freestyle S10 Final Round 3
Women's 400 m Freestyle S10 Heat 1 3
IPC Swimming World Championships Eindhoven 2010 (Eindhoven, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Butterfly S10 Heat 2 2
Women's 100 m Butterfly S10 Final Round 3
Women's 100 m Freestyle S10 Heat 3 3
Women's 100 m Freestyle S10 Final Round 4
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM10 Heat 2 3
Women's 4x100 m Freestyle 34pts Heat 2 2
Women's 4x100 m Freestyle 34pts Final Round 1
Women's 4x100 m Medley 34pts Heat 1 3
Women's 4x100 m Medley 34pts Final Round 1
Women's 50 m Freestyle S10 Heat 3 2
Women's 50 m Freestyle S10 Final Round 4
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 50 m Freestyle S10 Heat 2 2012-08-31 3
Women's 50 m Freestyle S10 Final Round 2012-08-31 8
Women's 100 m Butterfly S10 Final Round 2012-09-01 6
Women's 100 m Butterfly S10 Heat 2 2012-09-01 3
Women's 4x100 m Freestyle 34pts Final Round 2012-09-03 2
Women's 100 m Freestyle S10 Final Round 2012-09-06 6
Women's 100 m Freestyle S10 Heat 2 2012-09-06 4