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17175-Caleb Cripe photo

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S7, SB7, SM7

Further personal information

Residence
Middlebury, IN, USA
Occupation
Student
Languages
English
Higher education
Communications, Sport Management - Olivet Nazarene University: United States

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at age eight at the Northridge Area Swim Association in Middlebury, IN, United States of America.
Why this sport?
"I was not allowed to play contact sports and swimming was the only choice I liked."
Club / Team
Olivet Nazarene University: United States
Name of coach
Diana Caise [club], USA

International debut

Year
2017
Competing for
United States
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Mexico City, MEX

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Breaking the US national record for his classification in the short course 100m backstroke. (Athlete, 06 Dec 2017)
Most influential person in career
His brother Seth. (Athlete, 06 Dec 2017)
Hero / Idol
His brother Seth. (Athlete, 06 Dec 2017)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"The word impossible equals, 'I'm possible'." (Athlete, 06 Dec 2017)
Famous relatives
His brother Seth Cripe has represented Olivet Nazarene University in swimming in national collegiate competitions. (uchicago.edu, 18 Jan 2019; Athlete, 06 Dec 2017)
Impairment
He was born with Nager Syndrome. His arms are shorter and curved, and he has limited movement in his wrists and elbows. He was also born without thumbs. (Athlete, 06 Dec 2017; etruth.com, 27 Sep 2011; fox28.com, 21 Jul 2010)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Mexico City 2017 World Para Swimming Championships (Mexico City, Mexico)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Butterfly S7 Final 1 2017-12-05 9999
Men's 100 m Backstroke S7 Final 1 2017-12-05 4