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Maja Reichard

Swimming
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S11, SB11, SM11

Further personal information

Family
Husband Alexander Reichard
Residence
Stockholm, SWE
Occupation
Student
Languages
English, Swedish
Higher education
Environmental Engineering - KTH Royal Institute of Technology: Stockholm, SWE

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming at age 11.
Why this sport?
"I have always loved water so it was not that difficult to make me start swimming, even though I said that I would never compete."

International debut

Year
2009
Competing for
Sweden

General interest

Hobbies
Kayaking, sailing. (paralympics.se, 12 Mar 2018)
Awards and honours
She was flag bearer for Sweden at the opening ceremony of the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (myinfo.rio2016.com, 06 Sep 2016)
Impairment
She was born with retinitis pigmentosa, a condition that causes progressive vision loss. (aftonbladet.se, 07 Sep 2016)
Other information
RETIREMENT
In March 2019 she announced on social media that she had decided to retire as an elite athlete. "It's hard to sum up my career so instead I'm going to say thank you to all the friends, family, coaches, sponsors who have believed and supported me. Both in adversity and success you have been there. I will continue to lecture, do sports and forever be a swimmer and a friend." (Twitter profile, 22 Mar 2019; Facebook page, 22 Mar 2019)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Swimming World Championships Eindhoven 2010 (Eindhoven, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB11 Heat 2 1
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB11 Final Round 1
Women's 100 m Freestyle S11 Heat 2 4
Women's 100 m Freestyle S11 Final Round 8
Women's 50 m Freestyle S11 Heat 2 6
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Freestyle S11 Heat 3 2012-08-31 3
Women's 100 m Freestyle S11 Final Round 2012-08-31 7
Women's 50 m Freestyle S11 Heat 1 2012-09-01 3
Women's 50 m Freestyle S11 Final Round 2012-09-01 5
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB11 Final Round 2012-09-03 1
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB11 Heat 2 2012-09-03 1
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM11 Heat 1 2012-09-08 3
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM11 Final Round 2012-09-08 4
2013 IPC Swimming World Championships (Montreal, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Backstroke S11 Final 1 2013-08-12 6
Women's 50 m Freestyle S11 Final 1 2013-08-13 3
Women's 50 m Freestyle S11 Heat 2 2013-08-13 3
Women's 100 m Freestyle S11 Heat 1 2013-08-15 4
Women's 100 m Freestyle S11 Final 1 2013-08-15 4
Women's 100 m Butterfly S11 Final 1 2013-08-16 3
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB11 Final 1 2013-08-17 1
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM11 Heat 2 2013-08-18 4
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM11 Final 1 2013-08-18 3
2015 IPC Swimming World Championships (Glasgow, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Freestyle S11 Heat 2 2015-07-13 3
Women's 100 m Freestyle S11 Final 1 2015-07-13 4
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM11 Heat 1 2015-07-16 3
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM11 Final 1 2015-07-16 3
Women's 50 m Freestyle S11 Heat 2 2015-07-17 2
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB11 Final 1 2015-07-18 1
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB11 Heat 2 2015-07-18 1
Women's 50 m Freestyle S11 Final 1 2015-07-19 3
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Butterfly S13 Heat 2 2016-09-08 7
Women's 100 m Backstroke S11 Final Round 2016-09-09 3
Women's 100 m Backstroke S11 Heat 1 2016-09-09 5
Women's 50 m Freestyle S11 Final Round 2016-09-12 2
Women's 50 m Freestyle S11 Heat 2 2016-09-12 1
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB11 Final Round 2016-09-13 3
Women's 100 m Freestyle S11 Heat 1 2016-09-15 3
Women's 100 m Freestyle S11 Final Round 2016-09-15 6
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM11 Final Round 2016-09-16 2
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM11 Heat 2 2016-09-16 2