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RUTH Jacquie
Sport Para swimming
NPC New Zealand   
GenderWomen
Age24
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Short stature
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Further Personal Information
Residence
Christchurch, NZL
Occupation
Student
Languages
English
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
Her parents encouraged her to take up swimming before she started primary school.
Why this sport?
"I swim more easily in the water than I walk on land."
Club / Team
QEII Swim Club: Christchurch, NZL
Name of coach
Peter Burgon
Coach from which country?
Scotland
Training Regime
She trains six to seven times a week.
General Interest
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (stuff.co.nz, 25 Jun 2014)
Impairment
She was born with achondroplasia and is a person of short stature. She has also undergone two operations on her spine. (odt.co.nz, 25 Jan 2014)

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