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Laxmi Kunwar

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
S6, SB5, SM6

Further personal information

Languages
English, Nepali

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began Para swimming in 2010 in Kathmandu, Nepal.
Why this sport?
She took up the sport to represent Nepal and help overcome her impairment.

General interest

Other sports
She has played competitive wheelchair basketball. (sharing4good.org, 11 Jul 2017)
Milestones
In 2016 she became the first athlete representing Nepal to compete in swimming at the Paralympic Games when she participated in the S6 100m freestyle in Rio de Janeiro. (SportsDeskOnline, 17 Sep 2016)
Impairment
When she was a child, she was collecting grass in a jungle near her village when she fell from a tree. Her mother found her lying on the ground unable to move. (baltic-review.com, 19 Nov 2014)
Other information
OTHER ACTIVITIES
She was one of the founding members of the National Para Swimming Association Nepal. (npsan.org.np, 2019)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2015 IPC Swimming World Championships (Glasgow, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Freestyle S6 Heat 1 2015-07-19 9999
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Freestyle S6 Heat 2 2016-09-17 6