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Anna Eames

Swimming
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Leg length difference
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S10, SB9, SM10

Further personal information

Residence
New York, NY, USA
Occupation
Student
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 her hometown of Golden Valley, MN, United States.
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."
Name of coach
Tom Franke [personal], USA, from 2008

International debut

Year
2006
Competing for
United States
Location
London, ON

General interest

Hobbies
Going to concerts, studying medicine, travelling. (Athlete, 07 Jan 2016)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a gold medal at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing and winning a silver medal in the 4x100m freestyle relay at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (Athlete, 07 Jan 2016)
Most influential person in career
US para-swimmer Justin Zook. (Athlete, 07 Jan 2016)
Hero / Idol
His parents. (Athlete, 07 Jan 2016)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
Her alarm has to be set with the last digit as an 'eight'. She also does the same warm up for every competition. (Athlete, 11 Jan 2011)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"It is what it is," [Former US swimming coach Jimi Flowers]. (Athlete, 11 Jan 2011)
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 for her impairment since 2000, including major surgery to lengthen her leg in 2005. (Athlete, 11 Jan 2011; US Paralympics, 03 Mar 2010)
Other information
HIGHER EDUCATION
In 2015 she began studying genetics at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York, NY, United States. She has also studied biology at Gustavus Adolphus College in St Peter, MN, United States. (Facebook profile, 10 May 2015; 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