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KUNWAR Laxmi
Sport Para swimming
NPC Nepal   
GenderWomen
Age29
Weight 51 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
S6, SB5, SM6
Further Personal Information
Residence
Nepal
Occupation
Student
Languages
English, Nepali
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began Para swimming in 2010 in Kathmandu, Nepal.
Why this sport?
She took up the sport to represent Nepal and help overcome her impairment.
Club / Team
Nepal Spinal Cord Injury Sports Association: Nepal
General Interest
Hobbies
Singing, dancing, listening to music. (Athlete, 06 Sep 2016)
Memorable sporting achievement
Achieving a first place finish at her first club level competition. (Athlete, 06 Sep 2016)
Other sports
She has played competitive wheelchair basketball. (sharing4good.org, 11 Jul 2017)
Impairment
When she was a child, she was collecting grass in a jungle near her village when she fell off a tree. Her mother found her lying on the ground unable to move. (baltic-review.com, 19 Nov 2014)
Other information
NATIONAL FIRST
In 2016 she became the first athlete representing Nepal to compete in swimming at the Paralympic Games when she participated in the S6 100m freestyle in Rio de Janeiro. (SportsDeskOnline, 17 Sep 2016)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
17 2016 100m Freestyle S6 3:11.76 
World Championships (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
Heats 2015 100m Freestyle S6  DNS
Asian Para Games
Rank Year Event Result
  2014 100m Breaststroke SB5  DSQ
14 2014 100m Freestyle S8 2:52.99
8 2014 50m Freestyle S6  DSQ