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Rebecca Franks

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Classification
S9, SB8, SM9

Further personal information

Languages
English

Sport specific information

Why this sport?
She was inspired to take up Para swimming after watching an S1 category race at the world championships.

General interest

Nicknames
Becky (Twitter profile, 16 Apr 2019)
Hobbies
Supporting English football club Lincoln City. (Instagram profile, 13 Apr 2019)
Hero / Idol
Australian Para swimmer Ahmed Kelly, Chinese Para swimmer Tao Zheng. (lincolnshireecho.co.uk, 17 Mar 2015)
Injuries
She was in hospital for two days in April 2011 with suspected appendicitis. She recovered in time to compete at the 2011 British Championships, where she finished fourth. (thisislincolnshire.co.uk, 13 Apr 2013)
Awards and honours
She was named the 2013 Young Disabled Sportsperson of the Year by Lincolnshire Sport in England. (Twitter profile, 09 Nov 2013)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (lincolnshireecho.co.uk, 17 Mar 2015)
Impairment
She is missing the hand and lower part of her right arm. (Twitter profile, 16 Apr 2019)