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Ahalya Lettenberger

Paralympian 2020

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Mar 19, 2001


Glen Ellyn, IL


Rice University

classification: S7

  • Born with arthrogryposis amyoplasia, a muscular skeletal disorder that affects her lower limbs
  • Always participated in a variety of sports and began swimming at age 11 to combat chronic hip pain due to her bilateral hip dysplasia
  • At age 12, she competed in her first Para swimming event, the GTAC Disability Open and less than a year later she was named to the U.S. emerging team roster

  • Swims at the NCAA Division I level at Rice University in Houston

  • Hobbies include cooking, baking, movies, reading, spending time with friends and family

  • Daughter to Tom and Anna

  • Has two siblings Alex and Charlie

  • Has a black lab named Rocky

  • One-time Paralympian; one-time Paralympic medalist (1 silver)
    • Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020, silver (200m individual medley)
  • Most recent: 2023 silver (400m freestyle), 4th (200m individual medley)
  • Years of participation: 2019, 2022, 2023
  • Medals: 3 (2 silver, 1 bronze)
    • Silver – 2023 (400m freestyle); 2019 (400m freestyle)
    • Bronze - 2022 (400m freestyle)

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