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LOURENS Gina
Sport Para swimming
NPC Ireland   
GenderWomen
Age55
Place of BirthCape Town, SAF
Height1.68 m
Weight 59 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Classification
S8, SB7, SM8
Further Personal Information
Family
Her husband Greg and her children Islay and Eli.
Residence
Stellenbosch, RSA
Occupation
Personal Assistant
Languages
Afrikaans, English
Higher education
University of Cape Town: Cape Town, RSA
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She started swimming in South Africa in 2004.
Why this sport?
Swimming was part of her rehabilitation.
Club / Team
University of Western Cape: Cape Town, RSA
Name of coach
Cedric Finch
Coach from which country?
South Africa
Coach from what year?
2000
Senior International Debut
Year
2008
Competing for
Ireland
Location
Sheffield
General Interest
Nicknames
"G." (Athlete, 23 Jul 2010)
Hobbies
Reading, cooking, boogie boarding and open water swimming. (Athlete, 23 Jul 2010)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold at the 2009 Seniors Nationals in Durban. (Athlete, 23 Jul 2010)
Most influential person in career
Natalie Du Toit. (Athlete, 23 Jul 2010)
Hero / Idol
Paralympic gold-medalist Natalie Du Toit.(Athlete, 23 Jul 2010)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
If you find a coin you must spit on it for good luck. Don't walk under ladders or over drains. (Athlete, 23 Jul 2010)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Seize the day and enjoy yourself." (Athlete, 23 Jul 2010)
Famous relatives
Her brother is an ultra distance athlete. (Athlete, 23 Jul 2010)
Ambitions
To compete at the Paralympics. (Athlete, 23 Jul 2010)
Impairment
She has Guillame Barre Symdrome. (Athlete, 23 Jul 2010)
Other information
CLASS
She competes in the S8 class. (rte.ie, 23 Oct 2009)

Competition Highlights (historical)
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
8 2010 400m Freestyle S8 6:14.66
10 2010 50m Freestyle S8 36.29
8 2010 100m Freestyle S8 1:19.89
8 2010 5km Open Water S1-S10 1:32:12.73