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LE BRIS Jade
Sport Para swimming
NPC France   
GenderWomen
Age19
Place of BirthLaval, FRA
Height1.57 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
S8, SB8, SM8
Further Personal Information
Residence
Saint Paul, MN, USA
Occupation
Student
Languages
English, French
Higher education
Biology, Medicine - St. Catherine University: Saint Paul, MN, USA
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming in 2007, and took up Para swimming in 2013 at Kerpape Rehabilitation Centre in Ploemeur, France.
Why this sport?
"I took up Para swimming as I really enjoyed sports. My doctors said it would be the best option with my impairment."
Club / Team
CEP Lorient [FRA] / St. Catherine University [USA]:
Name of coach
Justin Zook [St. Catherine], USA
Training Regime
She has eight sessions in the water each week, as well as three at the gym.
Senior International Debut
Year
2019
Competing for
France
Tournament
World Championships
Location
London, ENG
General Interest
Nicknames
Jada, Jadou (Facebook profile, 06 Dec 2015)
Hobbies
Watching television, reading, writing. (Athlete, 12 Sep 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2019 World Championships in London, England. (Facebook page, 12 Sep 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"All heart, all the time." (handisport.org, 10 Sep 2019)
Awards and honours
She was named the 2016 Athlete of the Year in the city of Ploemeur, France. (lepotcommun.fr, 01 Jun 2018)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (lepotcommun.fr, 01 Jun 2018)
Impairment
She was diagnosed with Ewing's sarcoma [bone cancer] in her left hip, and underwent surgery at age seven. (Athlete, 12 Sep 2019; handisport.org, 10 Sep 2019; radiocampusangers.com, 25 Jan 2017)
Other information
PERSONAL GOALS
She hopes to become a surgeon once her sporting career comes to an end. "When I was at the hospital, surgeons really impressed me. That made me want to do the same, to save lives." (handisport.org, 15 Nov 2019)

Competition Highlights (historical)
World Championships (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
Heats 2019 100m Freestyle S8 1:13.76
Heats 2019 100m Backstroke S8 1:26.61
8 2019 400m Freestyle S8 5:13.99