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Sabrina Duchesne

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Classification
S7, SB7, SM7

Further personal information

Residence
Quebec, QC, CAN
Languages
English, French

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming at age two.
Why this sport?
Her physiotherapist encouraged her parents to send her to swimming lessons. "It was my physiotherapist that suggested swimming because I had been doing physiotherapy in the water since I was young. I started taking classes and began competing very soon after."
Club / Team
Rouge et Or de l'Universite Laval: Quebec, QC, CAN
Name of coach
Johanne Girardin [club], CAN

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Making the Canadian national team for the first time. (swimming.ca, 30 Aug 2018)
Most influential person in career
Her family, friends and coaches. (Athlete, 18 Jul 2015)
Hero / Idol
US Para swimmer Jessica Long, US swimmer Michael Phelps. (cbc.ca, 09 Feb 2016; Athlete, 18 Jul 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Accomplishing new goals every day and knowing that there is always room for improvement." (cbc.ca, 30 Oct 2015)
Ambitions
To win a gold medal at the Paralympic Games. (Athlete, 18 Jul 2015)
Impairment
She has cerebral palsy. (swimming.ca, 08 Aug 2015)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2015 IPC Swimming World Championships (Glasgow, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM8 Final 1 2015-07-15 7
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM8 Heat 1 2015-07-15 7
Women's 100 m Freestyle S8 Heat 1 2015-07-16 11
Women's 400 m Freestyle S8 Heat 1 2015-07-17 9
Women's 100 m Backstroke S8 Heat 1 2015-07-18 8
Women's 50 m Freestyle S8 Heat 2 2015-07-19 12
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 400 m Freestyle S8 Heat 2 2016-09-08 5
Women's 100 m Freestyle S8 Heat 2 2016-09-11 6
Women's 100 m Backstroke S8 Heat 3 2016-09-13 6
Women's 50 m Freestyle S8 Heat 1 2016-09-16 7
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM8 Heat 2 2016-09-17 8