Megan Kuang-Hsin Liang

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

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

Further personal information

Residence
Orinda, CA, USA
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming at age seven at the Miramonte Swim Club, after her leg was amputated.
Why this sport?
Her parents arranged swimming lessons as part of her rehabilitation and physical therapy.
Club / Team
Orinda Aquatics Group: Orinda, CA, USA
Name of coach
Ron Heidary, Don Heidary

General interest

Nicknames
Megs (Twitter, Facebook profiles, 05 Dec 2012)
Memorable sporting achievement
Swimming at the 2012 US Paralympic Trials in Dakota, where she set four personal bests.
(teamunify.com, 18 Jun 2012)
Most influential person in career
Her parents. (orindaassociation.org, 05 May 2008)
Awards and honours
She was given the Walt Eggert Disability Achievement Award in 2010 by Pacific Swimming for her performances in 2009. (lamorindaweekly.com, 08 Dec 2010)
Ambitions
To attend university and continue swimming, ultimately competing at the Paralympic Games.
(chslapuma.com, 28 May 2012)
Impairment
At age six she began complaining about soreness in her legs, which progressively worsened. She was eventually diagnosed with bone cancer and had to have her leg amputated above the knee.
Other information
(orindaassociation.org, 05 May 2008)

COACHING
She has worked as a coach at her first club, the Miramonte Swim Club. (teamunify.com, 2010)