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Michaela Minnaar

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T44, F44

Further personal information

Family
Partner Steven Kruger
Residence
Kempton Park, RSA
Languages
Afrikaans, English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began Para athletics in 2014.
Why this sport?
“I have always enjoyed playing different kinds of sports regardless of my impairment. I played netball, hockey and ring ball and table tennis. I love trying out new things. I will not allow my circumstances to put me down."

General interest

Sporting philosophy / motto
"Believe you can achieve, because if you believe it, you will achieve it. Keep on going, no matter what comes your way. Use all the negatives as stepping stones to greater things." (kemptonexpress.co.za, 30 Jun 2018)
Impairment
She was born with a club foot [talipes equinovarus] and has undergone a number of operations to help her walk. (kemptonexpress.co.za, 30 Jun 2018)