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Vica Beelner

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Short stature
Classification
S5, SB5, SM5

Further personal information

Residence
Decatur, GA, USA
Languages
English

Sport specific information

Club / Team
Dynamo Swim Club: Atlanta, GA, USA
Name of coach
Sam Mashburn [club]; Nick Graves [club]

General interest

Awards and honours
She was presented with a Golden Peach Award in 2018 by Georgia Swimming. (Instagram profile, 14 Apr 2018)
Other sports
She competed in table tennis at the 2013 World Dwarf Games in East Lansing, MI, United States of America. (2013worlddwarfgames.org, 10 Aug 2013)
Famous relatives
Her father Aaron Beelner, who adopted her in 2005, is an actor and also a person of short stature. He was the lead in the 2013 film The Little Tin Man, and has also worked as a stand-in for actors such as Peter Dinklage. (lemarssentinel, 08 Dec 2006; imdb.com, 10 May 2017)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Instagram profile, 14 Apr 2018)
Impairment
She is a person of short stature. (2013worlddwarfgames.org, Aug 2013)
Other information
FROM RUSSIA TO THE UNITED STATES
Her parents adopted her from the Russian Federation in 2005 and brought her to live in Atlanta, GA, United States of America. "Her real name is Victoria, but we call her 'Vica' for short," said her father Aaron. (lemarssentinel.com, 08 Dec 2006)