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JENKINS Miriam
Sport Para swimming
NPC New Zealand   
GenderWomen
Age35
Place of BirthNorwich, ENG
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Further Personal Information
Residence
Dunedin, NZL
Languages
English
Higher education
Chemistry, Religious Studies - University of Canterbury/University of Otago: New Zealand
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming at age 14 at the Ace Swim Club in Hamilton, New Zealand.
Why this sport?
She wanted to improve her fitness for water polo.
Name of coach
Simon Mayne [national]
Coach from which country?
New Zealand
Senior International Debut
Year
2002
Competing for
New Zealand
Location
Sheffield
General Interest
Nicknames
Mim (Athlete, 04 Jan 2011)
Hobbies
Playing video games, yoga. (Athlete, 04 Jan 2011)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in the TRI-3 category at the 2009 World Triathlon Championships . (Athlete, 04 Jan 2011)
Most influential person in career
Her former coach Jo Sullivan. (Athlete, 04 Jan 2011)
Hero / Idol
Ethiopian runner Miruts Yifter. (Athlete, 04 Jan 2011)
Injuries
She has had tendinitis of the rotator cuff in her right shoulder since 2001. (Athlete, 04 Jan 2011)
Awards and honours
She was Tri NZ's Performer of the Year in 2010. (sportsground.co.nz, 04 Jan 2011)

She was the 2009 Waikato Sportswoman of the Year. (sportsground.co.nz, 04 Jan 2011)
Other sports
She competes internationally in para-triathlon and has represented New Zealand in para-athletics. (Athlete, 04 Jan 2011)
Famous relatives
Former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher was her fourth cousin. (Athlete, 04 Jan 2011)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
12 2004 400m Freestyle S9 5:28.81