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ZUTTER Mia
Sport Para biathlon, Para cross-country
NPC United States   
GenderWomen
Age22
Place of BirthFridley, MN, USA
Height1.62 m
Weight 54 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
B3
Guide
Kristina Trygstad-Saari
Further Personal Information
Residence
Duluth, MN, USA
Occupation
Student
Languages
English
Higher education
Psychology - College of St. Scholastica: Duluth, MN, USA
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport in 2014 in Madison, WI, United States of America.
Why this sport?
"I was a runner and was encouraged to try cross-country skiing and Nordic [skiing]."
Club / Team
College of Saint Scholastica Ski Team: Duluth, MN, USA
Name of coach
Maria Stuber [club], USA
Senior International Debut
Year
2015
Competing for
United States
General Interest
Hobbies
Hiking, figure skating, swimming, photography. (teamusa.org, 07 Mar 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Finishing sixth in the classic sprint at the 2017 World Cup event in Canmore, AB, Canada. (Athlete, 29 Mar 2018)
Most influential person in career
Her high school teammate and first guide Hunter Derecks. (Athlete, 29 Mar 2018)
Hero / Idol
US biathlete Kelsey Dickinson. (Athlete, 29 Mar 2018)
Other sports
She has competed in cross-country running at university level in the United States of America.(madison.com, 12 Oct 2017)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing. (csssaints.com, 25 Aug 2017)
Impairment
In 2011 she was diagnosed with Stargardt disease, a degenerative eye condition resulting in a loss of central vision. (hngnews.com, 24 May 2012)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games - Para cross-country
Rank Year Event Result
8 2018 15km Freestyle - Visually Impaired 1:02:20.2
Qualification 2018 Sprint Classic Style - Visually Impaired 5:24.34
9 2018 7.5km Classic Style - Visually Impaired 27:53.0
12 2018 4 x 2.5km Relay Open 28:23.1