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Shaikha Alshaiba

Athletics | Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired

Further personal information

Residence
Manama, BRN
Occupation
Public Relations Professional
Languages
Arabic, English
Higher education
Business Administration - AMA International University Bahrain: Bahrain

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming at age seven.
Why this sport?
"Swimming is a sport that I have always been passionate about since my childhood."

General interest

Hobbies
Public speaking. (ub-cool.com, 16 Apr 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"I am grateful for every single thing I have and that really motivates me every day. I believe that I am here to send a message to the world that being disabled is not the end of the world, it's just the start of exploring life." (ub-cool.com, 16 Apr 2018)
Other sports
She competed in Para triathlon and Ironman races. (alanba.com.kw, 22 Jul 2021; ub-cool.com, 16 Apr 2018)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (arabic.cnn.com, 20 Nov 2018)
Impairment
Her right arm was amputated at age 18 months after she was diagnosed with bone cancer. (ub-cool.com, 16 Apr 2018)