Participants

Tupou NEIUFI

Tupou NEIUFI
    Swimming
Birth Date:  15 Jun 2001
Place of Birth:  MANGERE EAST
Country of birth:  NZL
Age:  16
Gender:   Female
Sport Class
S9

Events and Medals


Sport Event Rank
SWM Swimming Women's S9 100m Backstroke 6

Tupou NEIUFI - Schedule


Schedule
Time Event Status
Fri, 6 Apr 11:41
Women's S9 100m Backstroke Heat 1
Finished
Fri, 6 Apr 20:43
Gold Medal Event Women's S9 100m Backstroke Final
Finished

Biographical Information


Highlights
Paralympic Games
YearLocationEventRankResult
2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA Women's 50m Freestyle S9 5h1 0:31.37
2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA Women's 100m Freestyle S9 7h1 1:11.21
2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA Women's 100m Backstroke S9 7 1:14.94

Hobbies

Reading (tearaway.co.nz, 17 Oct 2016)


Occupation: Student (paralympic.org, 26 Oct 2017)
Languages spoken: English
Coach

CLUB: Sheldon KEMP (NZL) (paralympics.org.nz, 26 Oct 2017)


Reason: Her parents enrolled her in a swimming program to assist with her growth, development, and to help her after the accident. "I enjoy the freedom in the water. Plus, I like meeting new people and travelling." (paralympic.org, 26 Oct 2017)
Ambition: “To stand on the podium at the Paralympics, listening to our national anthem as the flag goes up." (truthsshewrote.com, 1 Apr 2016)
Hero: Para swimmers Sophie PASCOE (NZL) and Mary FISHER (NZL) (truthsshewrote.com, 1 Apr 2016)
Influence: Her coach, Sheldon KEMP. “He knew nothing about my disability, but for someone to go out of his way to research to give me a chance, that speaks volumes for the type of person he is.? (truthsshewrote.com, 1 Apr 2016)
Additional information

IMPAIRMENT DETAILS
Hit by a speeding car at the age of two, resulting in a left-sided hemiplegia, meaning she has paralysis on the left side of her body. (paralympics.org.nz, 26 Oct 2017)

RIO 2016
Received a late call-up to the New Zealand team for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. Originally a reserve, but took the place of Bryall McPHERSON (NZL). "I have continued to train hard in the hope that I would be selected and now I am thrilled that my dream of representing New Zealand is a reality." Her best result at Rio 2016 was seventh in the 100m backstroke S9. (stuff.co.nz, 9 Aug 2016; paralympic.org, 26 Oct 2017)


FAMILY
The eldest of seven children. Needs assistance to buy specialised swimsuits. Set up a crowdfunding website for assistance. (isport.org.nz, 26 Oct 2017)



Legend

Gold: Gold
Silver: Silver
Bronze: Bronze
Gold Medal Event: Gold Medal Event
Bronze Medal Event: Bronze Medal Event

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