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Cecilie Kristiansen

Swimming
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S4, SB2, SM3

Further personal information

Residence
Ringsted, DEN
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
Danish, German, English
Higher education
Nutrition - University College Zealand: Sorø, DEN

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming at age 13.
Why this sport?
She felt the sport was best suited to her impairment.
Club / Team
Ringsted Svommeklub: Denmark
Name of coach
Karsten Olesen [club], DEN; Bjarne Kragh [national], DEN

International debut

Year
2006
Competing for
Denmark
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Durban

General interest

Nicknames
Sille (Athlete, 20 Aug 2010)
Most influential person in career
Her family. (Athlete, 12 Jul 2015)
Injuries
She injured her shoulder and could not train with full power for over a year, prior to 2010. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2010)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Never give up. The struggle is worth it." (Athlete, 12 Jul 2015)
Awards and honours
She was named the 2007 Athlete of the Year in Stenlille, Denmark. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2010)
Impairment
She was born without a right arm. She also has underdeveloped hips due to proximal femoral focal deficiency [PFFD]. (Athlete, 12 Jul 2015)
Other information
OTHER STUDIES
She has also studied at Aalborg University Copenhagen in Denmark. (Athlete, 12 Jul 2015)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 50 m Freestyle S4 Final Round 7
Women's 100 m Freestyle S4 Heat 2 5
IPC Swimming World Championships Eindhoven 2010 (Eindhoven, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 50 m Freestyle S4 Final Round 7
Women's 50 m Breaststroke SB2 Final Round 3
Women's 150 m Individual Medley SM3 Final Round 3
Women's 100 m Freestyle S4 Final Round 5
2013 IPC Swimming World Championships (Montreal, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 50 m Freestyle S4 Heat 1 2013-08-12 10
Women's 50 m Breaststroke SB2 Heat 1 2013-08-13 9999
Women's 100 m Freestyle S4 Heat 1 2013-08-15 8
Women's 100 m Freestyle S4 Final 1 2013-08-15 8
Women's 200 m Freestyle S4 Final 1 2013-08-16 7
Women's 200 m Freestyle S4 Heat 2 2013-08-16 7
Women's 150 m Individual Medley SM3 Heat 2 2013-08-17 6
Women's 150 m Individual Medley SM3 Final 1 2013-08-17 6
2015 IPC Swimming World Championships (Glasgow, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 50 m Freestyle S4 Heat 2 2015-07-14 11
Women's 150 m Individual Medley SM4 Heat 2 2015-07-15 13
Women's 50 m Breaststroke SB3 Heat 2 2015-07-17 11