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Dean Pinta Uli Siringo Ringo

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
S11, SB11, SM11

Further personal information

Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Indonesian
Higher education
Political Science - North Sumatra University: Indonesia

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport in senior high school in North Sumatra, Indonesia, and began competing at the 2016 National Paralympic Week in West Java, Indonesia.
Why this sport?
"Swimming is fun. It's also very challenging for the visually impaired. Not all of us can do it."
Club / Team
NPC Sumatera Utara [INA] / Waho Swimming Club [INA] :
Name of coach
Bhima Kautsar [national], INA

General interest

Nicknames
Dean (mediaindonesia.com, 11 Sep 2018)
Impairment
She suffered from measles and complex infections at age six. Her vision gradually deteriorated until she lost her vision in the first year of high school. (ceritamedan.com, 02 May 2015)
Other information
JUGGLING SPORT AND EDUCATION
She missed her graduation ceremony at North Sumatra University twice in 2017 due to training commitments. Previously during her active study, she often compromised her training schedules so she could attend all classes. "I rarely attend the afternoon training, since I chose to train in the morning. We had nine sessions in a week, but I usually attended six of them for the sake of my classes. I registered for the graduation ceremony in May [2017], but I was stuck in the training programme. The ceremony was important, but the pride of North Sumatra comes first. And then I chose to skip another graduation ceremony in November [2017] since I had to compete in the national championships." (analisadaily.com, 16 Nov 2017)