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Tanja Groepper

Swimming
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Classification
S6, SB4, SM5

Further personal information

Residence
Düsseldorf, GER
Languages
German, English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming at age five.
Why this sport?
She feels that water is her element, and when she swims her talent is the focus rather than her impairment.

International debut

Year
2009
Competing for
Germany
Location
Esbjerg

General interest

Hobbies
Swimming, cooking, travelling. (tanja-groepper.de, 10 Jul 2011)
Injuries
She underwent shoulder surgery in 2011. (medeconruhr.de, 30 Mar 2011)
Awards and honours
She was named Athlete of the Year for the city of Dusseldorf, Germany in 2012. (cronenberger-woche.de, 22 Jun 2013)
Other information
RETIREMENT
In January 2014 she announced her retirement from competitive para-swimming due to persistent shoulder problems. (stockheim-teamrio.de, 16 Jan 2014)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Swimming World Championships Eindhoven 2010 (Eindhoven, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Freestyle S6 Heat 2 2
Women's 100 m Freestyle S6 Final Round 4
Women's 50 m Freestyle S6 Heat 2 2
Women's 50 m Freestyle S6 Final Round 4
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 400 m Freestyle S6 Heat 1 2012-09-01 6
Women's 50 m Freestyle S6 Final Round 2012-09-04 4
Women's 50 m Freestyle S6 Heat 1 2012-09-04 1
Women's 100 m Freestyle S6 Heat 3 2012-09-08 2
Women's 100 m Freestyle S6 Final Round 2012-09-08 3
2013 IPC Swimming World Championships (Montreal, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 50 m Freestyle S6 Final 1 2013-08-14 9999
Women's 50 m Freestyle S6 Heat 2 2013-08-14 1
Women's 100 m Freestyle S6 Final 1 2013-08-18 3
Women's 100 m Freestyle S6 Heat 1 2013-08-18 3