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Gabriel Steen

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S13, SB13, SM13

Further personal information

Residence
Trondheim, NOR
Occupation
Student
Languages
Norwegian

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at age five in Trondheim, Norway.
Why this sport?
His parents enrolled him on a swimming course. "I had tried football but it was difficult. Swimming is the only sport I managed to do without being so different."
Club / Team
Trondheim SLK [TSLK]: Norway
Name of coach
Morten Eklund [national], NOR

International debut

Year
2018
Competing for
Norway

General interest

Hobbies
Watching Formula One racing. (Athlete, 15 Aug 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Qualifying for the 2018 European Championships. (Athlete, 15 Aug 2018)
Most influential person in career
His mother, and coaches Darijan Milojkovic and Miriam Naess. (Athlete, 15 Aug 2018)
Hero / Idol
Norwegian swimmer Alexander Dale Oen. (Athlete, 15 Aug 2018)
Awards and honours
He was named the 2019 Male Newcomer of the Year at the Trondelag Sports Awards in Norway. (Vestbyen Svomming Facebook page, 02 Nov 2019; tronderbladet.no, 12 Oct 2019)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (trondelagfylke.no, 01 Nov 2020)
Impairment
He was born with a hereditary retinal condition and has only 15% vision. (svomming.no, 01 Jan 2018)