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Anna Johannes

Swimming
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S9, SB8, SM9

Further personal information

Residence
Dorchester, MA, USA
Occupation
Athlete, Coach, Student
Languages
English
Higher education
Business Administration - DeVry University: United States

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She learned to swim at age five in Alexandria, VA, United States of America.
Why this sport?
"I was a natural in the water and I loved it, and it is the one [sport] that stuck through the years."
Club / Team
Attleboro Bluefish: United States
Name of coach
Chuck Batchelor [personal], from 2015
Training Regime
She trains at the University of Louisville in Kentucky, United States.

General interest

Hobbies
"I love anything to do with water. But when I'm feeling lazy, I like to read and do puzzles." (Athlete, 07 Jan 2016)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a bronze medal at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (Athlete, 07 Jan 2016)
Most influential person in career
Her parents. (Athlete, 07 Jan 2016)
Hero / Idol
US swimmer Rebecca Soni. (Athlete, 02 Nov 2011)
Injuries
She underwent shoulder surgery in 2013, and returned to competition in December 2014 at the Can-Am Championships in Edmonton, AB, Canada. (Athlete, 07 Jan 2016; teamusa.org, 05 Dec 2014)

In 2006 she broke her left collarbone for a second time, having initially broken it in 1996. (Athlete, 02 Nov 2011)

She broke both bones in her right forearm in 2001. (Athlete, 02 Nov 2011)

In 1998 she broke her right collarbone. (Athlete, 02 Nov 2011)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
"I like to jump a couple times and get a deep breath before getting on the blocks." (Athlete, 07 Jan 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor." (Athlete, 07 Jan 2016)
Ambitions
To graduate from college in 2016. (Athlete, 07 Jan 2016; teamusa.org, 05 Dec 2014)
Impairment
She was born without her left arm below the elbow due to amniotic band syndrome. (athletego.com, 05 Aug 2013; Athlete, 07 Jan 2016)
Other information
OTHER ACTIVITIES
She has coached able-bodied swimmers at the University of Louisville in Kentucky, United States. (teamusa.org, 05 Dec 2014)

DETERMINATION
She has never let the absence of her left forearm stop her from taking part in activities growing up. "I never think of myself as disabled. My physical education teacher in third grade said I couldn't do the monkey bars, so I was determined to prove him wrong. I ended up breaking my arm in the process, but I did get to the fourth bar. I like showing people how strong a person with a 'disability' can be." (athletego.com, 05 Aug 2013)

FROM KYRGYZSTAN TO THE UNITED STATES
She was born in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, and was adopted by Diana and Kent Johannes at age two and moved to the United States of America. (athletego.com, 05 Aug 2013)

Results

Unit Date Rank
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB8 Final Round 2012-09-01 4
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB8 Heat 2 2012-09-01 2
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM9 Final Round 2012-09-06 5
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM9 Heat 2 2012-09-06 3
Women's 4x100 m Medley 34pts Final Round 2012-09-07 3
2013 IPC Swimming World Championships (Montreal, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Freestyle S9 Heat 2 2013-08-12 12
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM9 Final 1 2013-08-13 4
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM9 Heat 1 2013-08-13 4
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB8 Final 1 2013-08-15 7
Women's 4x100 m Freestyle 34pts Final 1 2013-08-15 3
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB8 Heat 2 2013-08-15 8
Women's 100 m Backstroke S9 Heat 1 2013-08-18 7
Women's 4x100 m Medley 34pts Final 1 2013-08-18 9999
Women's 100 m Backstroke S9 Final 1 2013-08-18 7