Paralympian Colleen Young Won Two Medals in Tokyo – Read More Fun Facts About the Swimmer

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Three-time Paralympic swimmer Colleen Young just won her second and third ever Paralympics medals in Tokyo. On Aug. 30, Young won silver in the SM13 women’s 200m individual medley. She then won bronze in the SB13 women’s 100m breaststroke on Sept. 1, concluding her Tokyo Paralympic run.

Although Young was barely able to see when she was younger, she is classified as legally blind, which is why she competes in the S/SB13 division meant for athletes with the least severe vision impairment eligible for Paralympic sport.

When she’s not in the pool, Young spends time with her dog, meditates, and is focused on her educational studies. Keep reading for five more fun facts about the decorated bilingual (English and German) Paralympian.

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