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Kayla Clarke

Swimming
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Intellectual impairment
Classification
S14, SB14, SM14

Further personal information

Residence
Ipswich, QLD, AUS
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began competing in 2007.
Club / Team
Waterworx Swim Club: Australia
Name of coach
Paul Sansby [club]; Brendan Keogh [national], AUS
Training Regime
She has nine pool sessions and four gym sessions, along with massage and physiotherapy work, each week.

International debut

Year
2009
Competing for
Australia

General interest

Hobbies
Spending time at the beach, listening to music, watching movies. (Facebook page, 26 Apr 2015)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning silver in the 100m backstroke at the 2010 World Championships in Eindhoven, Netherlands. (paralympic.org.au, 04 Feb 2012)
Most influential person in career
Her mother. (qt.com.au, 21 Aug 2014)
Hero / Idol
Australian swimmers Eamon Sullivan, Geoff Huegill and Leisel Jones. (paralympic.org.au, 04 Feb 2012)
Injuries
In 2014 she underwent surgery on her shoulder. (qt.com.au, 21 Aug 2014)

She sustained a serious shoulder injury in 2010. (paralympic.org.au, 04 Feb 2012)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (qt.com.au, 21 Aug 2014)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Swimming World Championships Eindhoven 2010 (Eindhoven, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Backstroke S14 Heat 1 1
Women's 100 m Backstroke S14 Final Round 2
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB14 Heat 2 3
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB14 Final Round 5
Women's 200 m Freestyle S14 Heat 3 2
Women's 200 m Freestyle S14 Final Round 4
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Backstroke S14 Heat 1 2012-08-31 1
Women's 100 m Backstroke S14 Final Round 2012-08-31 6
Women's 200 m Freestyle S14 Heat 1 2012-09-02 2
Women's 200 m Freestyle S14 Final Round 2012-09-02 4
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB14 Final Round 2012-09-06 4
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB14 Heat 2 2012-09-06 2
2013 IPC Swimming World Championships (Montreal, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 200 m Freestyle S14 Final 1 2013-08-12 5
Women's 200 m Freestyle S14 Heat 2 2013-08-12 5
Women's 100 m Backstroke S14 Heat 1 2013-08-14 6
Women's 100 m Backstroke S14 Final 1 2013-08-14 6
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB14 Heat 2 2013-08-16 8
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB14 Final 1 2013-08-16 8
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM14 Final 1 2013-08-18 4
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM14 Heat 1 2013-08-18 3