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KAUL Susannah
Sport Para swimming
NPC Estonia   
Place of BirthTallinn, EST
Height1.60 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
S10, SB9, SM10
Further Personal Information
English, Estonian
Higher education
Architecture, Mechanical Engineering - Tallinn University of Technology: Estonia
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming in 2006 in Tallinn, Estonia. She took up Para swimming competitively in about 2014 at Kalevi Ujumiskool.
Why this sport?
She initially got involved in able-bodied swimming because she felt competing in Para swimming would set her apart from other people she knew. "The doctor probably recommended it so I could improve my hand movement."
Senior International Debut
Competing for
World Championships
Glasgow, SCO
General Interest
Cooking. (, 18 Dec 2020)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Instagram profile, 12 Sep 2021)
Most influential person in career
Coach Kaire Indrikson, and her teammates. (Athlete, 12 Sep 2019)
Hero / Idol
Swedish swimmer Sarah Sjostrom. (Athlete, 30 Nov 2017)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"There may be people that have more talent than you, but there's no reason for anyone to be working harder than you." (, 22 Oct 2019)
Awards and honours
In 2019 she was named Female Athlete of the Year by the Estonian Paralympic Committee [EPK]. (, 13 Dec 2019)

She received the Best Female Swimmer of the Year award for 2018 from the Kalevi Ujumiskool swimming school in Tallinn, Estonia. (Kalevi Ujumiskool Facebook page, 22 Jan 2019)
Famous relatives
Her grandparents Ants and Mare Kalam and her aunt Meeli competed in motorcycle racing. Her sister Maria Lota Kaul has played tennis at international level. (, 24 Feb 2020; Maria Lota Kaul Instagram profile, 23 Feb 2020;, 20 May 2019)
She was born with an impairment to her right arm. (, 20 May 2019)
Other information
She has been a coach at the Kalevi Ujumiskool swimming school in Tallinn, Estonia. (, 24 Oct 2020)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
10 2021 50m Freestyle S10 29.09
13 2021 100m Freestyle S10 1:05.10
World Championships (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
Heats 2015 100m Backstroke S10 1:14.97
Heats 2015 100m Freestyle S10 1:05.42
3 2017 50m Freestyle S10 29.25
5 2017 100m Freestyle S10 1:05.63
Heats 2019 50m Freestyle S10 29.90
Heats 2019 100m Freestyle S10 1:05.34
7 2019 100m Backstroke S10 1:13.85
5 2022 50m Freestyle S10 29.31
Heats 2022 100m Freestyle S10 1:05.09
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
6 2016 100m Freestyle S10 1:04.89
5 2016 50m Freestyle S10 29.63
10 2016 100m Butterfly S10 1:17.33
6 2016 100m Backstroke S10 1:16.36
8 2018 100m Backstroke S10  DSQ
7 2018 50m Freestyle S10 29.96
8 2018 100m Freestyle S10 1:04.31
2 2021 50m Freestyle S10 29.31
5 2021 200m Individual Medley SM10 2:47.00
4 2021 100m Freestyle S10 1:04.11
7 2021 100m Backstroke S10 1:17.05