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Mallory Weggemann

Paralympic Champion

Mallory Weggemann is a member of the USParalympics National Team and is currently ranked first in six of the seven Paralympic events. She holds 17 World Records and 34 American Records and won an ESPY for Best Female Athlete with a Disability this year.

Learn More About Mallory

2012 Paralympic hopeful Mallory Weggemann had her life changed on January 21, 2008. A routine epidural to help treat back pain left the college freshman paralyzed from the waist down. Having been a competitive swimmer since the age of seven, and still coping with her new disability, she found one thing unchanged, her love for swimming. On April 8, 2008, Mallory returned to the pool, and has been breaking National and World records ever since.

As a member of the US Paralympics National Team, Mallory is currently ranked first in six of the seven Paralympic events.

 

Major Achievements:

  • 2009, 2010 and 2011 USA Swimming Disabled Swimmer of the Year (Trischa L. Zorn Award)
  • 2009 and 2010 Swimming World Magazine Female Disabled Swimmer of the Year
  • Five gold medals 2009 IPC Swimming World Championships 25m in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Eight gold medals and one silver medal 2010 IPC Swimming World Championships in Eindhoven, Netherlands
  • 2011 ESPN ESPY winner — Best Female Athlete with a Disability
  • USA Swimming Central Zone Athlete Representative
  • USA Swimming Disability Committee
  • USA Swimming Athlete Executive Committee
  • Currently holds 34 American Records
  • Currently holds 17 World Records:

 

Short Course World Records:

  • 50m freestyle
  • 100m freestyle
  • 200m freestyle
  • 400m freestyle
  • 50m butterfly
  • 200m freestyle relay

 

Long Course World Records: 

  • 50m freestyle
  • 100m freestyle
  • 200m freestyle
  • 400m freestyle
  • 100m butterfly
  • 50m breaststroke
  • 100m breaststroke
  • 100m backstroke
  • 200m IM
  • 400m freestyle relay
  • 800m freestyle

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