Mikhaila Rutherford

Swimming
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began competitive swimming at age eight.
Why this sport?
She was inspired while watching her older cousin swim.

General interest

Impairment
She was born prematurely, 30 kilometres from the site of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster in Ukraine, with cataracts in her eyes and missing several fingers, toes and part of her right leg as a result of radiation exposure. (alamedamagazine.com, 21 Sep 2006)
Other information
BELARUS TO THE US
She was adopted from a Belarusian orphanage by a couple from the United States. (alamedamagazine.com, 21 Sep 2006)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Swimming World Championships Mar del Plata 2002 (Mar del Plata, Argentina)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Freestyle S10 Heats 8
Women's 5,000 m Open Water Final Round 2
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM10 Final Round 2
Women's 100 m Butterfly S10 Final Round 3
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB8 Final Round 2
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB8 Heats 1
Women's 100 m Backstroke S10 Final Round 1
Women's 400 m Freestyle S10 Final Round 5
Women's 400 m Freestyle S10 Heats 4
Women's 100 m Freestyle S10 Final Round 8
Athens 2004 Paralympic Games (Athens, Greece)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM10 Final Round 1
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM10 Heat 1 1
Women's 100 m Butterfly S10 Final Round 4
Women's 100 m Butterfly S10 Heat 2 3
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB8 Final Round 2
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB8 Heat 1 1
Women's 100 m Backstroke S10 Final Round 1
Women's 4x100 m Medley 34 pts Final Round 1