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Kira Stevens

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T35, F35

Further personal information

Residence
United States
Languages
English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began participating in triathlons and fun runs at age five.
Why this sport?
"We told her she could get involved with anything she wanted, as long as she stayed active every day. She started in gymnastics and dancing, and, being surrounded by triathlons and training, she migrated over to it," her mother Mia said.
Club / Team
Northshore High School: New Orleans, LA, USA
Name of coach
Mia Stevens [mother], USA
Training Regime
She swims for 15 hours each week, and practises athletic events three times a week.

General interest

Sporting philosophy / motto
"Just go for it, and don't let anything stop you." (nola.com, 17 Jul 2018)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (nola.com, 17 Jul 2018)
Impairment
She was born several months premature, and spent the first three months of her life in hospital. She was diagnosed with cerebral palsy at age one. (nola.com, 17 Jul 2018)