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Natalie Sims

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S9, SB9, SM9

Further personal information

Residence
Edina, MN, USA
Occupation
Coach, Lifeguard
Languages
English
Higher education
Communications, Sociology - University of Wisconsin-La Crosse: United States

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming at age 13 at the Minneapolis Otters swim club in Minnesota, United States of America.
Why this sport?
"I love to swim because it relieves stress. I like the sense of friendship it brings. I never knew that swimming came with such focus and techniques."
Club / Team
Minneapolis Otters: United States

General interest

Hobbies
Fishing, cycling, reading, yoga. (teamusa.org, 04 Jun 2021)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a gold medal in the 100m freestyle at the 2019 Parapan American Games in Lima, Peru. (wiacsports.com, 02 Jun 2020)
Hero / Idol
US gymnast Simone Biles. (wiacsports.com, 02 Jun 2020)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
She listens to music before she competes. (ywcampls.org, 04 Aug 2014)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Working toward a goal makes me want to practise and try harder." (ywcampls.org, 04 Aug 2014)
Famous relatives
Her cousin Dragomir Cioroslan won a bronze medal for Romania in weightlifting at the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles. (teamusa.org, 01 Oct 2016)
Impairment
She was born without her right hand. (shrinershospitalsforchildren.org, 22 Aug 2016)
Other information
COACH
She has served as a swim coach at YMCA Minnesota in the Minneapolis, MN, United States of America. (Facebook profile, 26 Feb 2021)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 400 m Freestyle S9 Heat 2 2016-09-09 3
Women's 400 m Freestyle S9 Final Round 2016-09-09 8
Women's 100 m Freestyle S9 Heat 1 2016-09-12 3
Women's 100 m Butterfly S9 Heat 1 2016-09-15 5
Women's 100 m Backstroke S9 Heat 3 2016-09-16 6
Mexico City 2017 World Para Swimming Championships (Mexico City, Mexico)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 4x100 m Freestyle 34pts Final 1 2017-12-03 1
Women's 100 m Freestyle S9 Final 1 2017-12-04 3
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM9 Heat 1 2017-12-04 5
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM9 Final 1 2017-12-04 5
Women's 4x100 m Medley 34pts Final 1 2017-12-05 1
Women's 100 m Butterfly S9 Heat 1 2017-12-06 7
Women's 400 m Freestyle S9 Heat 1 2017-12-06 2
Women's 400 m Freestyle S9 Final 1 2017-12-06 3
Women's 100 m Butterfly S9 Final 1 2017-12-06 7
Women's 50 m Freestyle S9 Final 1 2017-12-07 3
Women's 50 m Freestyle S9 Heat 1 2017-12-07 1