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Maike Mau

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
S4, SB3, SM4

Further personal information

Family
Partner Martin
Languages
German

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She was passionate about swimming prior to her injury, and she got involved in the sport again one year after her accident.
Why this sport?
She took up Para swimming as a form of rehabilitation. "The connection to the water was always there."
Club / Team
PSV Stralsund [GER] / Mecklenburg-Vorpommern State Team [GER]:
Name of coach
Kristina Schotte [PSV Stralsund]; Andre Wilde [Mecklenburg-Vorpommern State Team]
Training Regime
She has eight training sessions a week.

General interest

Sporting philosophy / motto
"Times change, times change you." (Facebook page, 31 Dec 2018)
Awards and honours
She received the 2017 Stralsund Sport-Ass Award in Germany. (ostsee-zeitung.de, 22 Jun 2018; Facebook page, 22 Mar 2018)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Facebook page, 31 Dec 2018)
Impairment
She has paralysis after she was involved in a motorcycle accident in 2013. (ostsee-zeitung.de, 22 Jun 2018)