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BAHSOUN Leila
Sport Para swimming
NPC Switzerland   
GenderWomen
Age43
Place of BirthRenens, SUI
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S11, SB11, SM11
Further Personal Information
Family
Husband and two sons
Residence
Renens, SUI
Occupation
Business Owner
Languages
French
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She swam as a child but began taking it seriously after her eyesight deteriorated when she was 16.
Why this sport?
"I've always had a lot of energy and since my visual impairment first appeared at age 16, I needed something to compensate, something that would allow me to physically live life to the fullest."
Club / Team
Lausanne Natation: Lausanne, SUI
Name of coach
Francois WIllen
Training Regime
She trains five times per week.
General Interest
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Overcoming your disability is as much mental as it is physical." (tdg.ch, 12 Apr 2011)
Awards and honours
She was named Miss Handicap runner-up in 2010. (mz-coaching.ch, 02 Nov 2011)
Other sports
She competed in the 2010 Lausanne Swimming Marathon. (24heures.ch, 23 Sep 2011)
Impairment
She is visually impaired as a result of Stargardt's disease which was diagnosed at age 16. She is aided by her guide dog Prune. (myhandicap.ch, 01 Oct 2010)
Other information
OCCUPATION
She runs an art gallery with her husband in Lausanne. (24heures.ch, 23 Sep 2011)

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