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HANSSEN Sara Josefine
Sport Rowing, Para swimming
NPC Norway   
Place of BirthFauske, NOR
Height1.70 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
S6, SB5, SM6
Further Personal Information
Fauske, NOR
English, Norwegian
Sport Specific Information
Club / Team
Fauske Swimming Club: Norway
Name of coach
Kim Torry Simenes [club]; Morten Eklund [national], NOR
General Interest
Sporting philosophy / motto
"It's better to regret something you have done than to regret something you never did." (Instagram profile, 29 Jun 2014)
At age 13 she developed transverse myelitis which resulted in paraplegia. (Athlete, 23 Apr 2012,, 30 Jan 2014)

Competition Highlights (historical)
European Championships (Overall) - Para swimming
Rank Year Event Result
8 2014 100m Breaststroke SB5 2:10.35
7 2014 50m Butterfly S6 55.89
2 2014 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 20 Points 3:02.43
2 2014 4 x 50m Medley Relay 20 Points 3:16.59
6 2014 100m Backstroke S6 1:44.16