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Emely Telle

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S12, SB12, SM12

Further personal information

Residence
Weimar, GER
Languages
English, German

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport in 2007 when she competed in a swimming competition at a school for children with visual impairments.
Why this sport?
Her coach at school noticed her ability and encouraged her to pursue the sport. "At first, I began training twice a week. Then later at the sports school, the training load became higher. At some point, when I noticed that I really loved the sport, I wanted to be very successful."
Training Regime
She trains 25 hours a week.

General interest

Hero / Idol
US Para swimmer Jessica Long. (Twitter profile, 28 Feb 2013)
Injuries
She was sidelined from the 2016 National Championships in Berlin, Germany, due to a health problem. (berliner-woche.de, 08 Jun 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Pain goes, fame remains." (Twitter profile, 31 Jan 2013)
Awards and honours
She was named the 2015 Elite Student of the Year by the Berlin Elite School of Sports [Eliteschule des Sports Berlin]. (berlin-sport.de, 19 Jan 2016)

She was named the 2014 Female Athlete of the Year in Weimar, Germany. (radiolotte.de, 19 Jan 2015)

She was named the 2014 Young Female Athlete of the Year in Berlin, Germany. (albaberlin.de, 12 Feb 2015)

She was named the 2010 Young Female Athlete of the Year at the Weimar Sports Gala. (dtoday.de, 24 Jan 2011)
Impairment
She was born with a visual impairment and has less than 10% vision. (rbb-online.de, 18 Apr 2015)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2013 IPC Swimming World Championships (Montreal, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Freestyle S12 Heat 2 2013-08-12 11
Women's 50 m Freestyle S12 Heat 1 2013-08-15 11
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB12 Final 1 2013-08-18 2
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB12 Heat 1 2013-08-18 3
2015 IPC Swimming World Championships (Glasgow, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM13 Heat 3 2015-07-14 15
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB13 Heat 2 2015-07-17 2
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB13 Final 1 2015-07-17 2
Women's 50 m Freestyle S12 Heat 1 2015-07-18 7
Women's 50 m Freestyle S12 Final 1 2015-07-18 6
Women's 100 m Butterfly S13 Heat 2 2015-07-19 12
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Butterfly S13 Heat 1 2016-09-08 4
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB13 Heat 2 2016-09-11 5
Women's 50 m Freestyle S12 Final Round 2016-09-17 8
Women's 50 m Freestyle S12 Heat 2 2016-09-17 4