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Noella-Jane Klawitter

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Classification
T12

Further personal information

Family
Husband Derek
Residence
Ottawa, ON, CAN
Occupation
Athlete, Business Owner
Languages
English
Higher education
Ottawa University: Canada

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She started competing in 2008.
Why this sport?
A mobility instructor from the Canadian National Institute for the Blind was helping adapt her home and suggested she try out for the Paralympic regional trials in Ottawa, Canada.
Club / Team
Ottawa Lions: Canada
Name of coach
Ray Elrick

General interest

Hobbies
Playing the flute. (canadianathletesnow.ca, 01 Jan 2008)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning three gold medals at the International Blind Sports Federation Pan American Championships in Colorado in 2009. (ottawalions.com, 08 Feb 2010)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
She listens to "Beautiful People" by Marilyn Manson before she runs in the 200m event. (canadianathletesnow.ca, 01 Jan 2008)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Believe." (canadianathletesnow.ca, 01 Jan 2008)
Ambitions
To compete in the Paralympic Games. (emcperth.ca, 26 Aug 2010)
Impairment
She was diagnosed with Sorsby's fundus dystrophy in 2002. (emcperth.ca, 26 Aug 2010)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 1500 m T12 Heat 2 2011-01-23 4
Women's 1500 m T12 Final 2011-01-25 6
Women's 400 m T12 Heat 2 2011-01-26 2