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Hannah Aspden

Swimming
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S9, SB8, SM9

Further personal information

Residence
Raleigh, NC, USA
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English
Higher education
Digital Media Productions, Journalism - Queens University of Charlotte: United States

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She first tried the sport at age four. She began swimming competitively in 2008 at the YMCA of the Triangle Area [YOTA] Swim Club in North Carolina, United States of America.
Why this sport?
"I had been swimming for a summer team since I was five years old and had really enjoyed it. I loved the team and also personal aspects of it and had a lot of fun competing. I had tried a few other sports, but I felt much more comfortable and at home in the water."

International debut

Year
2014
Competing for
United States
Tournament
Pan Pacific Championships
Location
Pasadena, CA, USA

General interest

Hobbies
Writing, photography, art, reading. (teamusa.org, 04 Jun 2021)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold medals in the S9 100m backstroke and the women's 34 points 4x100m medley relay at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Instagram profile, 30 Sep 2021; queens.edu, 02 Sep 2021)
Hero / Idol
US Para swimmer Elizabeth Stone, her brother Michael. (newsobserver.com, 16 Oct 2016; Athlete, 07 Jan 2016)
Injuries
She was diagnosed with an autoimmune disorder in November 2015. The illness continued to affect her training schedule in the months leading up to the 2016 Paralympic Games. (newsobserver.com, 16 Oct 2016)
Awards and honours
In October 2021 she received a special proclamation from the mayor of Charlotte, NC, United States of America, which stated 01 October 2021 was to be recognised as Hannah Aspden Day. (Facebook profile, 02 Oct 2021; queens.edu, 01 Oct 2021)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2024 Paralympic Games in Paris. (Instagram profile, 19 Nov 2021)
Impairment
She was born with a congenital hip disarticulation and has no left leg. (netsolhost.com, 06 Jun 2011)
Other information
OTHER ACTIVITIES
In 2019 she began working as a digital media intern for Swim Across America [SAA], a non-profit organisation that hosts charity swim events to raise funds for cancer research and patient programmes. (LinkedIn profile, 16 Oct 2021)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2015 IPC Swimming World Championships (Glasgow, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Backstroke S9 Final 1 2015-07-13 4
Women's 100 m Backstroke S9 Heat 1 2015-07-13 5
Women's 100 m Freestyle S9 Heat 1 2015-07-14 5
Women's 100 m Freestyle S9 Final 1 2015-07-14 6
Women's 50 m Freestyle S9 Heat 2 2015-07-16 13
Women's 4x100 m Freestyle 34pts Final 1 2015-07-16 2
Women's 400 m Freestyle S9 Final 1 2015-07-18 4
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM9 Heat 2 2015-07-19 11
Women's 4x100 m Medley 34pts Final 1 2015-07-19 4
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 400 m Freestyle S9 Heat 2 2016-09-09 4
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM9 Heat 1 2016-09-11 6
Women's 100 m Freestyle S9 Heat 2 2016-09-12 5
Women's 50 m Freestyle S9 Heat 2 2016-09-13 3
Women's 100 m Backstroke S9 Heat 1 2016-09-16 1
Women's 4x100 m Medley 34pts Final Round 2016-09-16 3
Women's 100 m Backstroke S9 Final Round 2016-09-16 3
Mexico City 2017 World Para Swimming Championships (Mexico City, Mexico)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Backstroke S9 Final 1 2017-12-02 2
Women's 100 m Backstroke S9 Heat 1 2017-12-02 2
Women's 4x100 m Freestyle 34pts Final 1 2017-12-03 1
Women's 100 m Freestyle S9 Final 1 2017-12-04 5
Women's 4x100 m Medley 34pts Final 1 2017-12-05 1
Women's 400 m Freestyle S9 Heat 1 2017-12-06 4
Women's 400 m Freestyle S9 Final 1 2017-12-06 5
Women's 50 m Freestyle S9 Final 1 2017-12-07 4
Women's 50 m Freestyle S9 Heat 1 2017-12-07 3