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Miranda Uhl

Swimming
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Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S6, SB6, SM6

Further personal information

Residence
Boca Raton, FL, USA
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Higher education
Biology - Florida Atlantic University: Boca Raton, FL, USA

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming competitively at the age of 10, when she swam for a summer team and began competing in the Dwarf Athletic Association of America [DAAA].
Why this sport?
"I first started swimming because my friends had pools and I couldn't touch the bottom. I was only allowed to go in if I learned how to swim."
Club / Team
Florida Atlantic Owls: Boca Raton, FL, USA
Name of coach
Steve Eckelcamp
Coach from which country?
United States
Coach from what year?
2011

General interest

Hobbies
Reading literature. (US Paralympics, 09 Mar 2010)
Ambitions
To become a teacher or journalist. (US Paralympics, 09 Mar 2010)
Impairment
She has achondroplasia [dwarfism]. (Alachua County Today, 11 Sep 2008)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 50 m Freestyle S6 Heat 1 3
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM6 Final Round 1
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM6 Heat 1 1
Women's 50 m Freestyle S6 Final Round 7
Women's 100 m Freestyle S6 Heat 2 4
Women's 100 m Freestyle S6 Final Round 7
Women's 400 m Freestyle S6 Heat 1 1
Women's 400 m Freestyle S6 Final Round 4
Women's 50 m Butterfly S6 Heat 2 5
Women's 50 m Butterfly S6 Final Round 7
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB6 Heat 2 3
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB6 Final Round 6
Women's 100 m Backstroke S6 Heat 2 4
Women's 100 m Backstroke S6 Final Round 8
IPC Swimming World Championships Eindhoven 2010 (Eindhoven, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB6 Final Round 8
Women's 100 m Freestyle S6 Heat 1 4
Women's 100 m Freestyle S6 Final Round 7
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM6 Heat 2 2
Women's 400 m Freestyle S6 Heat 2 2
Women's 400 m Freestyle S6 Final Round 4
Women's 4x50 m Freestyle 20pts Heat 1 2
Women's 4x50 m Freestyle 20pts Final Round 4
Women's 50 m Butterfly S6 Heat 2 5
Women's 50 m Butterfly S6 Final Round 8
Women's 50 m Freestyle S6 Heat 2 4
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB6 Heat 2 3
Women's 50 m Freestyle S6 Final Round 7