Star Tribune Features Gustavus Senior Anna Eames

Posted on August 23rd, 2012 by

Anna Eames ’13 (Photo by Greg Baker, Associated Press)

Gustavus Adolphus College senior Anna Eames, who will swim at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London for Team USA later this month, was featured on the front page of the Star Tribune’s Sports section on Thursday, Aug. 23.

Eames is a biology major and member of the three-time defending MIAC champion women’s swimming and diving team at Gustavus.

Born with Fibular Hemimelia, Eames’ right fibula is slightly shorter than her left fibula. On top of that, she has only three toes on her right foot, an abnormal ankle joint, and suffers from hip dysplasia.

Despite undergoing 28 different operations during her lifetime, Eames has not allowed her medical conditions to interfere with her passion for swimming.

At the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing, China, Eames competed in five events and won the gold medal in the 100-meter butterfly S10 and took the bronze medal in the 100-meter freestyle S10 event. Her time of 1 minute and 9.26 seconds in the 100-meter butterfly set an American record in the S10 class.

Eames is currently in Stuttgart, Germany where her and her teammates are training at a U.S. Air Force base for 10 days before departing for the Olympic Village in London. The opening ceremonies of the Paralympic Games will take place on August 29 and she will return to Minnesota and Gustavus for her senior year on September 11.

Read more about Eames and her journey to the Paralympic Games on the Star Tribune website and the Gustavus website.


Media Contact: Director of Media Relations and Internal Communication JJ Akin


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