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Mallory Weggemann to have Rio 2016 preparations documented

As part of the “Redefine Limitations” campaign by manufacturers FINIS, Weggemann will have glimpses of her daily life documented as she prepares for the upcoming Paralympic Games. 07 Nov 2014
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Mallory Weggemann winning the gold medal in the women's 50m Freestyle - S8 final at the London 2012 Paralympic Games.

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By SwimSwam

Weggemann claimed her first Paralympic title at London 2012, winning the 50m freestyle S8, whilst also claiming bronze as part of team USA in the 4x100m medley relay 34pts.

The USA’s Paralympic gold medallist swimmer Mallory Weggemann is to have elements of her daily life in the build up to the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games documented as part of the “Redefine Limitations” campaign.

In partnership with FINIS, a technical swimming equipment manufacturer, The Factory Agency and acclaimed director Hans Rosenwinkel – the campaign will be both digital and print.

Weggemann first shot onto the scene when she won five gold medals at the 2009 IPC Swimming short course World Championships in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

This was backed up by eight gold and one silver medal at the 2010 IPC Swimming World Championships in Eindhoven, the Netherlands.

Weggemann claimed her first Paralympic title at London 2012, winning the 50m freestyle S8, whilst also claiming bronze as part of team USA in the 4x100m medley relay 34pts.

However, 2014 has been a difficult year with the athlete recovering from a severe arm injury.

“Each day, we have the ability to be brave, to be courageous, to rise above and to continue to redefine our limitations,” Weggemann told SwimSwam.

“Where I believe bravery steps in, is when we decide that regardless of what our disability may be, we aren’t going to let it stop us from living, from aspiring to achieve our goals and from continuing to push ourselves one step further.

“In fact, that is the most courageous act of bravery there is, not allowing circumstance to define us and not allowing fear to hold us back.”

FINIS has sponsored Weggemann for the past year, and hope that others can be inspired by the “Redefine Limitations” campaign to achieve their own goals by overcoming seemingly impossible obstacles.