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KLAUSEN Mina Marie Heyerdal
Sport Para swimming
NPC Norway   
GenderWomen
Age25
Place of BirthMj°ndalen, NOR
Height1.74 m
Weight 68 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Classification
S7, SB7, SM7
Further Personal Information
Residence
Norway
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
English, Norwegian, Spanish
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming as a small child but took a break to try other sports. She returned to the pool several years later, and began swimming seriously in 2009 in Norway.
Why this sport?
She saw an opportunity to compete with herself and other people with the same impairment.
Club / Team
Baerumsvommerne: Norway
Name of coach
Morten Eklund [national], NOR
Senior International Debut
Year
2011
Competing for
Norway
Location
Denmark
General Interest
Nicknames
Mini (teamsolli.com, 03 Nov 2015)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (Athlete, 10 Jul 2015)
Most influential person in career
Her mother. (Athlete, 10 Jul 2015)
Hero / Idol
Norwegian swimmers Sarah Louise Rung and Alexander Dale Oen. (Athlete, 10 Jul 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"The only easy day was yesterday." (Athlete, 10 Jul 2015)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
Heats 2012 100m Backstroke S7 1:38.75
Heats 2012 100m Breaststroke SB7  DSQ
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
5 2013 100m Breaststroke SB7 1:51.80
5 2013 100m Backstroke S7 1:30.83
6 2015 100m Breaststroke SB7 1:49.39
8 2015 200m Individual Medley SM7 3:29.85
7 2015 100m Backstroke S7 1:35.48
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
3 2014 200m Individual Medley SM7 3:37.41
3 2014 100m Backstroke S7 1:32.74
2 2014 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 20 Points 3:02.43
4 2014 100m Breaststroke SB7 1:53.25
4 2016 100m Backstroke S7 1:36.14
8 2016 50m Butterfly S7 50.03
3 2016 200m Individual Medley SM7 3:34.78
4 2016 100m Breaststroke SB7 1:50.60