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Mikaela Jenkins

Paralympian 2020

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Mar 11, 2003


Evansville, IN


F.J. Reitz High School (Evansville, Indiana)

classification: S10, SB9, SM10

Daughter of Jennifer and Joseph Jenkins...Has one younger brother, Nathan...Born with left Proximal Femoral Focal Deficiency and underwent a left Symes Amputation when she was eight months old ...Was fitted with her first prosthesis as a one-year-old and walked independently at 17 months...Learned to swim at age four and began competitive swimming when she was eight...Has two dogs, Indy and Lucy, and two cats, Moon and Ninja...Loves to travel and learn about different cultures ...Considers herself a big TV and movie buff
  • One-time Paralympian (2020), two-time Paralympic medalist (gold)
  • Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020, gold (100-meter butterfly), 8th (100-meter breaststroke), gold (4x100-meter medley relay), 7th (200-meter Individual Medley)
  • Most recent: 2022 – BRONZE (100-meter butterfly); 4th (200-meter individual medley)
  • Years of Participation: 2019, 2022
  • Medals: 3 (1 gold, 2 silver, 1 bronze)
  • Gold – 2019 (100-meter butterfly)
  • Silver – 2019 (34 pt. 4x100-meter freestyle, 34 pt. 4x100-meter medley)
  • Bronze – 2022 (100-meter butterfly)
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