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Trischa Zorn

Swimming
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment

Further personal information

Family
Her Husband Bryan and her stepdaughters Emelie and Erika
Other names
Trischa Zorn-Hudson
Residence
Indianapolis, IN, USA
Occupation
Coach, Lawyer, Teacher
Higher education
Education, Law - Indiana University / University of Nebraska: United States

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She started swimming at the age of 10 at the Mission Viejos Natadores Team.

General interest

Sporting philosophy / motto
"My motivation lies in the fact that I truly love what I'm doing." (sportsillustrated.cnn.com, 25 Oct 2000)
Awards and honours
She has been inducted into the Paralympic Hall of Fame. (teamusa.org, 30 Aug 2012)

Nominated for Sports Illustrated Woman of the Year 1988. (sportsillustrated.cnn.com, 19 Dec 1988)

First visually impaired athlete to earn a NCAA Division I scholarship. (swiminfo.com, Sep 2004)

She red the Athletes Oath at the 1996 Paralympics. (paralympic.org, 2012)

She was the United States flag bearer at the Closing Ceremony of the Athens Paralympic Games.(gobigred.unl.edu, 2011)
Impairment
She was born with aniridia and was legally blind until she received two artificial iris implants in 2003, which improved her vision to 20/150. The implants did not affect her classification. (pricevisiongroup.com, 27 Jul 2010)
Other information
AWARD
USA Swimming gives an award each year named the Trischa L. Zorn Award to recognise a swimmer or team with a disability. (usaswimming.org, 08 Feb 2010)

VETRAN PARALYMPIC CHAMPION
She has been competing in the Paralympics since 1980 and has won over 50 medals. (sportsillustrated.cnn.com, 18 Oct 2000, planetred.unl.edu.au, 27 Jul 2010)

WORK
She taught children with special needs for ten years. She developed the inclusionary teaching model, which lets special needs students integrate with their classmates and have richer learning experiences. She now works with the Indiana Pro Bono Commission in Indianapolis. (sportsillustrated.cnn.com, 18 Oct 2000, planetred.unl.edu, 27 Jul 2010)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Athens 2004 Paralympic Games (Athens, Greece)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM12 Final Round 6
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM12 Heat 2 4
Women's 100 m Backstroke S12 Final Round 3
Women's 100 m Freestyle S12 Final Round 7
Women's 100 m Freestyle S12 Heat 1 4
Women's 50 m Freestyle S12 Final Round 7
Women's 50 m Freestyle S12 Heat 1 3
Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games (Atlanta, United States of America)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Butterfly B3 Final Round 4
Women's 100 m Butterfly B3 Heats 5
Women's 200 m Breaststroke B2 Heats 9999
Women's 100 m Breaststroke B2 Final Round 3
Women's 100 m Breaststroke B2 Heats 3
Women's 100 m Backstroke B2 Final Round 1
Women's 400 m Freestyle B2 Final Round 2
Women's 400 m Freestyle B2 Heats 4
Women's 100 m Freestyle B2 Final Round 3
Women's 100 m Freestyle B2 Heats 2
Women's 50 m Freestyle B2 Final Round 2
Women's 50 m Freestyle B2 Heats 2
Women's 200 m Medley B2 Final Round 1
Women's 4x100 m Freestyle B1-3 Final Round 3
Women's 4x100 m Medley B1-3 Final Round 2
Barcelona 1992 Paralympic Games (Barcelona, Spain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 4x100 m Medley B1-3 Final Round 1
Women's 4x100 m Freestyle B1-3 Final Round 1
Women's 400 m Medley B1-3 Final Round 1
Women's 200 m Medley B2 Final Round 1
Women's 100 m Butterfly B2-3 Final Round 2
Women's 100 m Butterfly B2-3 Heat 2 1
Women's 200 m Breaststroke B1-3 Final Round 1
Women's 200 m Breaststroke B1-3 Heat 1 1
Women's 100 m Breaststroke B1-2 Final Round 1
Women's 100 m Breaststroke B1-2 Heat 1 1
Women's 200 m Backstroke B1-2 Final Round 1
Women's 200 m Backstroke B1-2 Heat 2 1
Women's 100 m Backstroke B2 Final Round 1
Women's 400 m Freestyle B2-3 Final Round 2
Women's 400 m Freestyle B2-3 Heat 2 2
Women's 100 m Freestyle B2 Final Round 1
Women's 100 m Freestyle B2 Heat 2 1
Women's 50 m Freestyle B2 Final Round 1
Women's 50 m Freestyle B2 Heat 2 1
Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games (Sydney, Australia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 200 m Medley SM12 Final Round 2
Women's 100 m Butterfly S12 Final Round 2
Women's 100 m Butterfly S12 Heat 1 1
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB12 Final Round 2
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB12 Heat 1 1
Women's 100 m Backstroke S12 Final Round 2
Women's 100 m Freestyle S12 Final Round 4
Women's 100 m Freestyle S12 Heat 2 3
Women's 50 m Freestyle S12 Final Round 3
Women's 50 m Freestyle S12 Heat 1 2
Seoul 1988 Paralympic Games (Seoul, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 50 m Breaststroke B2 Heat 2 1
Women's 100 m Backstroke B2 Final Round 1
Women's 400 m Freestyle B2 Final Round 1
Women's 100 m Freestyle B2 Final Round 1
Women's 100 m Freestyle B2 Heat 2 1
Women's 50 m Freestyle B2 Final Round 1
Women's 50 m Freestyle B2 Heat 2 1
Women's 50 m Breaststroke B2 Final Round 1
Women's 100 m Breaststroke B2 Final Round 1
Women's 400 m Individual Medley B2 Final Round 1
Women's 200 m Individual Medley B2 Final Round 1
Women's 200 m Individual Medley B2 Heat 2 1
Women's 100 m Butterfly B2 Final Round 1
Women's 200 m Breaststroke B2 Final Round 1
Stoke Mandeville & New York 1984 Paralympic Games (Stoke Mandeville (GBR), New York (USA), Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 400 m Individual Medley B2 Final Round 1
Women's 200 m Individual Medley B2 Final Round 1
Women's 100 m Butterfly B2 Final Round 1
Women's 100 m Backstroke B2 Final Round 1
Women's 100 m Freestyle B2 Final Round 1
Arnhem 1980 Paralympic Games (Arnhem, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 4x100 m Individual Medley B Final Round 1
Women's 4x50 m Individual Medley B Final Round 1
Women's 100 m Butterfly B Final Round 1
Women's 100 m Backstroke B Final Round 1
Women's 100 m Freestyle B Final Round 1
Women's 100 m Freestyle B Heat 2 1