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Susannah Kaul



Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
S10, SB9, SM10

Further personal information

English, Estonian
Higher education
Architecture, Mechanical Engineering - Tallinn University of Technology: Estonia

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming in 2006 in Tallinn, Estonia. She took up Para swimming competitively in about 2014 at Kalevi Ujumiskool.
Why this sport?
She initially got involved in able-bodied swimming because she felt competing in Para swimming would set her apart from other people she knew. "The doctor probably recommended it so I could improve my hand movement."

International debut

Competing for
World Championships
Glasgow, SCO

General interest

Cooking. (, 18 Dec 2020)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Instagram profile, 12 Sep 2021)
Most influential person in career
Coach Kaire Indrikson, and her teammates. (Athlete, 12 Sep 2019)
Hero / Idol
Swedish swimmer Sarah Sjostrom. (Athlete, 30 Nov 2017)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"There may be people that have more talent than you, but there's no reason for anyone to be working harder than you." (, 22 Oct 2019)
Awards and honours
In 2019 she was named Female Athlete of the Year by the Estonian Paralympic Committee [EPK]. (, 13 Dec 2019)

She received the Best Female Swimmer of the Year award for 2018 from the Kalevi Ujumiskool swimming school in Tallinn, Estonia. (Kalevi Ujumiskool Facebook page, 22 Jan 2019)
Famous relatives
Her grandparents Ants and Mare Kalam and her aunt Meeli competed in motorcycle racing. Her sister Maria Lota Kaul has played tennis at international level. (, 24 Feb 2020; Maria Lota Kaul Instagram profile, 23 Feb 2020;, 20 May 2019)
She was born with an impairment to her right arm. (, 20 May 2019)
Other information
She has been a coach at the Kalevi Ujumiskool swimming school in Tallinn, Estonia. (, 24 Oct 2020)


Unit Date Rank
2015 IPC Swimming World Championships (Glasgow, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Backstroke S10 Heat 2 2015-07-16 12
Women's 100 m Freestyle S10 Heat 1 2015-07-18 11
Mexico City 2017 World Para Swimming Championships (Mexico City, Mexico)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 50 m Freestyle S10 Final 1 2017-12-02 3
Women's 50 m Freestyle S10 Heat 1 2017-12-02 4
Women's 100 m Freestyle S10 Final 1 2017-12-03 5