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22521-Maya Kahn photo

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Short stature
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S6, SB6, SM6

Further personal information

Occupation
Student
Languages
English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming in 2007.
Club / Team
Georgia Blazers [USA] / Nautical Milers [USA]:
Name of coach
Fred Lamback [club]

General interest

Hobbies
Volunteering. (teamunify.com, 14 Nov 2016)
Hero / Idol
US swimmers Erin Popovich, Missy Franklin and Ryan Lochte. (patch.com, 01 Aug 2013)
Injuries
In July 2015 she underwent decompression surgery after suffering spinal stenosis [narrowing of spinal canal]. Due to post-surgical complications she was bed-ridden for months and the surgeon restricted her from swimming for almost a year. (teamunify.com, 14 Nov 2016)
Awards and honours
In 2016 she received the Triumph of the Human Spirit Award from BlazeSports in Georgia, United States of America. (teamunify.com, 14 Nov 2016)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (teamunify.com, 14 Nov 2016)
Impairment
She is a person of short stature. (patch.com, 01 Aug 2013)