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GRAY Georgia
Sport Para swimming
NPC New Zealand   
GenderWomen
Age28
Place of BirthLondon, ENG
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Classification
S9, SB9, SM9
Further Personal Information
Residence
Auckland, NZL
Occupation
Student
Languages
English
Higher education
Massey University: Palmerston North, NZL
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up swimming in Singapore, and began competing at age 14.
Why this sport?
She began swimming to improve her fitness for competing in fencing.
Club / Team
North Shore Swimming Club: New Zealand
Name of coach
Gary Francis [club]; Jon Shaw [national], NZL
Training Regime
She trains at the Millennium Institute of Sport and Health in Auckland, New Zealand.
Senior International Debut
Year
2014
Competing for
New Zealand
Tournament
Pan Pacific Championships
Location
Pasadena, CA, USA
General Interest
Injuries
She fractured her elbow and jaw in 2012. (cherwell.org, 11 Apr 2012)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"The more you sweat in training, the less you bleed in battle." (paralympics.org.nz, 14 Jul 2015)
Impairment
She was born without a right hand. (cherwell.org, 11 Apr 2012)
Other information
HIGHER EDUCATION
She has studied a master's degree in public health at Massey University in Palmerston North, New Zealand. She also has a degree in human sciences from the University of Oxford in England. She decided to focus on her studies rather than compete at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (cherwell.org, 11 Apr 2012; paralympics.org.nz, 14 Jul 2015)

EARLY LIFE
She was born in London, England to New Zealand parents. As a child she spent time living in England, Singapore and the United States, due to her father working as an investment banker. (paralympics.org.nz, 14 Jul 2015)

Competition Highlights (historical)
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
7 2015 4 x 100m Medley Relay 34 Points 5:09.48