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Laura Martens Christensen

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

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

Further personal information

Occupation
Student
Languages
Danish, English, Italian
Higher education
Philosophy - University of Aarhus: Denmark

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming at age 12 in Aalborg, Denmark.
Why this sport?
"I liked being in the water, and I liked competing."

International debut

Year
2014
Competing for
Denmark
Tournament
European Championships
Location
Eindhoven, NED

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a bronze medal in the 4x100m relay at the 2018 European Championships in Dublin, Ireland, and placing fourth in the SB8 100m breaststroke final at the 2014 European Championships in Eindhoven, Netherlands. (Athlete, 12 Sep 2019)
Most influential person in career
Her family. (Athlete, 12 Sep 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Tough times never last, but tough people do." (Instagram profile, 16 Jul 2018)
Ambitions
To finish on the podium at the Paralympic Games. (tv2nord.dk, 30 Aug 2018)
Impairment
She was born without her right forearm. (dhif.dk, 14 Aug 2013)
Other information
FURTHER EDUCATION
She has also studied international business communications at university. (Athlete, 12 Sep 2019)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2015 IPC Swimming World Championships (Glasgow, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB8 Final 1 2015-07-14 8
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB8 Heat 2 2015-07-14 8
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM9 Heat 1 2015-07-19 15