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Vera Thamm

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital

Further personal information

Languages
German, English
Higher education
Nutrition - Munster University of Applied Sciences: Germany

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport in 1998 at age eight in Haltern, Germany.

International debut

Year
2011
Competing for
Germany
Location
Esbjerg, DEN

General interest

Hobbies
Diving, cycling, cooking, spending time with friends. (swimpool.de, 23 Jan 2014)
Awards and honours
In 2014 she received the Sports Medal of Honour in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. (marler-zeitung.de, 12 May 2014)

She was named 2013 Para Sportswoman of the Year in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. (tsvbayer04.de, 16 Dec 2013)

She was named Sportswoman of the Year in Haltern, Germany, in 2009 and 2011. (halternerzeitung.de, 16 Feb 2012)
Impairment
She was born without lower arms or a lower right leg due to dysmelia. (Athlete, 04 Apr 2011)
Other information
RETIREMENT
In 2016 she retired from competitive Para swimming. She went on to take a role in a project organised by the German Disability Sports Federation [DBS], promoting the full-time employment of people with an impairment in sports organisations. (deutsche-olympiamannschaft.de, 13 Mar 2017; rp-online.de, 02 Feb 2016)

Results

Unit Date Rank
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Freestyle S3 Heat 1 2012-09-03 5
Women's 50 m Backstroke S4 Heat 2 2012-09-06 7
Women's 50 m Freestyle S3 Final Round 2012-09-07 8
2013 IPC Swimming World Championships (Montreal, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 200 m Freestyle S3 Heat 2 2013-08-12 7
Women's 200 m Freestyle S3 Final 1 2013-08-12 8
Women's 50 m Breaststroke SB2 Heat 1 2013-08-13 1
Women's 50 m Breaststroke SB2 Final 1 2013-08-13 1
Women's 50 m Freestyle S3 Heat 2 2013-08-14 7
Women's 50 m Freestyle S3 Final 1 2013-08-14 8
Women's 50 m Backstroke S3 Heat 2 2013-08-15 5
Women's 50 m Backstroke S3 Final 1 2013-08-15 7
Women's 100 m Freestyle S3 Heat 2 2013-08-16 8
Women's 100 m Freestyle S3 Final 1 2013-08-16 8
Women's 150 m Individual Medley SM3 Final 1 2013-08-17 5
Women's 150 m Individual Medley SM3 Heat 1 2013-08-17 5
Women's 50 m Butterfly S3 Final 1 2013-08-18 3