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Felicia Mikat

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital

Further personal information

Residence
Kota Kinabalu, MAS
Languages
English, Malay

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport in primary school, and began competing in national events in high school.
Why this sport?
Her school teacher encouraged her to try running. "I enjoy it. It's exhilarating."
Club / Team
Sabah: Malaysia

General interest

Most influential person in career
Her family, and school coach Bryan Bonnie. (Sabahan Dot My YouTube channel, 10 Jan 2017)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"You can achieve what you want if you keep trying and never give up." (malaymail.com, 20 Dec 2015)
Impairment
She has a visual impairment which limits her peripheral vision. "When I was three I had to have my right eye operated on to improve its vision, and when I was four, the left. I can see things, but not at distance, and not at night. When it gets harder to see, I cannot force it, I have to stop. When studying at school I need bright lights. Even then it hurts and I have to stop. If my eyes touch rain it also hurts." (rage.com.my, 02 Jun 2017; malaymail.com, 20 Dec 2015)