October 8, 2019 - TCO
Congratulations Mallory Weggemann on Crushing World Para Swimming Championships
Last month, para swimmers from all over the world met in London to compete at the 2019 World Para Swimming Championships where results and rankings are part of the road to 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games. Training HAUS (Powered by TCO) athlete Mallory Weggemann of Eagan, Minnesota headed into the competitions as the current world record holder in three events – 50m Butterfly, 50m Freestyle, 200 Individual Medley – where after this week she earned gold, gold and silver, respectively.
“To come away from these World Championships with two gold and a silver is absolutely incredible,” Weggemann said about her results in London. “Knowing everything I’ve been through since the London Paralympic Games in 2012, and even since Rio, being able to be in this moment is incredible. To finish the meet with a gold and being able to get up on the podium with Mackenzie (Coan) by my side is really special to share that with a teammate.”
Weggemann returned to London after seven years since her gold medal win at the 2012 Paralympic Games. During that time, Weggemann suffered another setback with an arm injury prior to the Rio Paralympic Games. For many athletes, it would have meant the end of a career, but Mallory’s not like most athletes.
After discovering Training HAUS in 2018, Mallory quickly realized it had the resources she needed to forge her path to Tokyo. Under the guidance of physical therapist and sports performance coach Russell Linville, she has found creative new ways to blend traditional rehabilitation with strength and conditioning, all while being surrounded by like-minded athletes. You can watch her incredible comeback story here: TCOMN.com/Comeback
“It has been seven years since I won a major international medal, three years since I last raced internationally and throughout those years I have had to fight for every inch of this dream,” Weggemann said after her final race. “I have clung onto it with every part of my being, determined to prove that as long as we remain steadfast in the pursuit of our dreams, they have the power to overcome and persevere even the greatest of odds.”
About Mallory Weggemann
Mallory Weggemann has been a competitive swimmer since the age of seven. In 2008 when Weggemann was 18 years old she was paralyzed due to complications from a medical procedure. Although, less than 3 months later Mallory chose to return to the pool. Within a year and half of her paralysis Weggemann was not only a member of the US National Team, but breaking American and World Records. Over the next four years, she broke 34 American Records, 15 World Records, became a 13-time World Champion and brought home Gold and Bronze from the London 2012 Paralympic Games. In 2016 Weggemann represented Team USA at her second Paralympic Games after making a remarkable comeback to the sport following a devastating injury in 2014. Although, unfortunately Weggemann was challenged again following Rio when she was pulled from swimming for nearly 2 years due to her injuries from 2014. Now, with sights set on Tokyo 2020, Mallory is determined to redefine limitations and make Tokyo the most successful Paralympic Games of her career.