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CLEMENT Tayla
Sport Para athletics, Para swimming
NPC New Zealand   
GenderWomen
Age23
Place of BirthChristchurch, NZL
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Classification
S9, SB9, SM9
Further Personal Information
Languages
English
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming competitively in 2008 in the 'Accelerate to Excellence' programme. In 2013 she joined the North Shore Swimming Club.
General Interest
Famous relatives
Her mother Nicki Clement represented New Zealand in swimming at the Pan Pacific Games. Her sister Georgia has played hockey for the North Georgia club in New Zealand (nzherald.co.nz, 13 Jul 2018; stuff.co.nz, 08 Aug 2015)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (stuff.co.nz, 31 Jul 2019)
Impairment
At age four months she was diagnosed with Moebius syndrome, a rare neurological disorder. Her impairment causes facial paralysis, club feet, and the inability to move her eyes horizontally or move her ankles. She was also diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age three. (stuff.co.nz, 27 Sep 2015)

Competition Highlights (historical)
There are no major results available for this athlete.