Mallory Weggemann

Swimming

Name: Mallory Weggemann
Sport: Swimming
Event(s): 50m Freestyle, 100m Freestyle, 400m Freestyle, 100m Backstroke, 100m Breaststroke, 100m Butterfly, 200m IM
Classification: S8, SB7, SM8
Height: 5-9
Weight: 125
DOB: 3/26/1989
Birthplace: Lawrence, Kan.
Hometown: Eagan, Minn.
High School: Eagan High School (Eagan, Minn.) ‘07
College: University of Minnesota, Public Relations
Paralympic Experience
  • Two-time Paralympian (2012, 2016); Two-time medalist (1 gold, 1 bronze)
  • London 2012 Paralympic Games, gold (50m free), bronze (34 pt. 4x100m medley), 4th (100m free), 6th (200m IM, 100m breast), 7th (100m back)
  • Enters Rio as the current world record holder in 10 events (S7 50m free – 31.64, S7 800m free – 11:14.35, S7 50m fly – 33.81, SM7 200m IM – 2:48.43, S7 50m (SC) free – 32.17, S7 100m (SC) free – 1:08.56, S7 200m (SC) free – 2:29.41, S7 400m (SC) free – 5:08.53, S7 50m (SC) fly – 35.17, 20 pt. 4x50m (SC) free – 3:50.55)
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2010 – gold (400m free, 100m breast, 34 pt. 4x100m free, 50m free, 200m IM, 100m free, 50m fly, 34 pt. 4x100m medley), silver (100m back), 4th (20 pt. 4x50m free), 9th (20 pt. 4x50m medley)
  • Years of Participation: 2009, 2010
  • Medals: 14 (13 gold, 1 silver)
  • Gold – 2009 (100m free, 400m free, 50m fly, 50m free, 20 pt. 4x50m free), 2010 (400m free, 100m breast, 34 pt. 4x100m free, 50m free, 200m IM, 100m free, 50m fly, 34 pt. 4x100m medley)
  • Silver – 2010 (100m back)
Personal: In April 2008, one of Weggemann’s sisters took her to the University of Minnesota to watch the U.S. Team Trials for the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. She was inspired to get back into swimming by the athletes she saw there. A few months before, she received a series of epidural injections in her back to treat shingles. After the third she lost movement from the waist down....Daughter of Ann and Chris Weggemann and has two older sisters, Christin and Jessica, and one brother-in-law, Sean. Hobbies include traveling, scuba diving, spending time with friends and family, and enjoying the outdoors and athletics…Led delegates in the Pledge of Allegiance at the 2016 Democratic National Convention…Won the 2011 Best Female Athlete with a Disability ESPY Award…She was named the Disabled Athlete of the Year of 2009, 2010 and 2011 by USA Swimming…She was named the Female Disabled Swimmer of the Year of 2009 and 2010 by Swimming World Magazine…She was a part of SwimSwam.com's broadcast team during the 2014 Pan Pacific Championships…She suffered an arm injury in March 2014, which stopped her from competing at the 2014 Pan Pacific Championships…She is a motivational speaker for The Factory Agency.

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