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Keit Jaanimagi

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S8, SB7, SM8

Further personal information

Residence
Tallinn, EST
Occupation
Sports Administrator
Languages
English, Estonian
Higher education
Cultural Studies, Language Studies - English - Tallinn University: Estonia

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming at age 10 at a sports club in Tallinn, Estonia.
Why this sport?
She wanted to become more physically active
Club / Team
SK Meduus: Tallinn, EST
Name of coach
Onne Pollisinski [club, national], EST

International debut

Year
2004
Competing for
Estonia
Location
Sweden

General interest

Hobbies
Baking, reading, watching movies. (Athlete, 15 Aug 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2006 World Championships in Durban, South Africa. (Athlete, 15 Aug 2018)
Hero / Idol
US Para swimmer Jessica Long. (Athlete, 15 Aug 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"For me, swimming is not about medals. It is about improving my health and being better than yesterday. Swimming has always been easier than walking for me. There is freedom in the pool." (globalsportsmentoring.org, 2018)
Awards and honours
She was named Female Athlete of the Year by the Estonian Union of Sports for Disabled in 2006 and 2011. (globalsportsmentoring.org, 2018)
Impairment
She was born with spina bifida. (Athlete, 15 Aug 2018)
Other information
OTHER ROLES
She serves as the secretary-general of the Estonian Paralympic Committee. (paralympic.ee, 28 Feb 2018; Athlete, 15 Aug 2018)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Swimming World Championships Durban 2006 (Durban, South Africa)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 400 m Freestyle S8 Heats 12
Women's 100 m Freestyle S8 Heats 12
Women's 50 m Freestyle S8 Heats 14