Joanna Nieh

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T54, F56

Further personal information

Residence
New York, NY, USA
Occupation
Student
Languages
English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began wheelchair racing at age 13.
Why this sport?
She began wheelchair racing as support training for her first sport, wheelchair tennis.
Club / Team
Beacon School: New York, NY, USA
Training Regime
She trains for an hour, three times a week.

General interest

Hobbies
Playing board games with her siblings. (wheelchairsportsfederation.org, 11 Dec 2016)
Other sports
She has competed for the United States of America in junior World Cup wheelchair tennis competitions. She has also played for the New York Sled Rangers Para ice hockey team and attended national trials in the sport. (richmondtennis.org, 21 Jun 2017; ustafoundation.com, 15 Oct 2015)
Ambitions
To compete in wheelchair tennis at the Paralympic Games. (wheelchairsportsfederation.org, 11 Dec 2016)
Impairment
She was born with spina bifida. (wheelchairsportsfederation.org, 11 Dec 2016)