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Debra DANIEL
Sport Swimming
NOC Micronesia   
GenderWomen
Born04 Mar 1991
Height1.59 m
Weight 56 kg
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English
Higher education
Psychology - Minnesota State University, Mankato: United States
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming at age four on Pohnpei Island, Federated States of Micronesia.
Why this sport?
"I began swimming in the ocean next to our house. I loved water and my mother was a swimmer."
Club / Team
Pohnpei Swimming Club: Micronesia
Name of coach
Sweeter Daniel [mother, national], FSM, from 1996
International Debut
Year
2007
Competing for
Micronesia
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement
Being named the Top Female Athlete at the 2010 Micronesian Games in Palau, Federated States of Micronesia. (Athlete, 08 Aug 2016)
Most influential person in career
Her mother and coach Sweeter Daniel. (Athlete, 08 Aug 2016)
Hero / Idol
Her mother and coach Sweeter Daniel. (Athlete, 08 Aug 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Sport brings people together in love, peace and social activities." (Athlete, 08 Aug 2016)
Awards and honours
She was named the Top Female Athlete at the 2010 Micronesian Games in Palau, Federated States of Micronesia. (sportingpulse.com, 07 Dec 2010)
Famous relatives
Her mother Sweeter Daniel is the Micronesian national team swimming coach. (fijitimes.com, 20 Jun 2016)
Other information
SCHOLARSHIP
In January 2015 she received an International Olympic Committee [IOC] Athlete Training Scholarship to aid her training in an attempt to qualify for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (kpress.info, 05 Jul 2015; Federated States of Micronesia NOC Facebook page, 21 Jul 2016)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
72 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 50m Freestyle 30.83
Heats 2012 London, ENG 50m Freestyle 30.32
Heats 2008 Beijing, CHN 50m Freestyle 30.61
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2015 Kazan, RUS 50m Backstroke 33.75
Heats 2015 Kazan, RUS 50m Freestyle 30.48
Heats 2011 Shanghai, CHN 100m Butterfly 1:14.51
Heat 2011 Shanghai, CHN 100m Freestyle 1:06.87
Heat 2009 Rome, ITA 50m Backstroke 35.20
Heat 2009 Rome, ITA 50m Butterfly 32.83
Heat 2009 Rome, ITA 50m Breaststroke 41.43
Heat 2009 Rome, ITA 50m Freestyle 31.12
Heats 2007 Melbourne, VIC, AUS 50m Backstroke 34.98
Heats 2007 Melbourne, VIC, AUS 50m Breaststroke 42.35
Heats 2007 Melbourne, VIC, AUS 50m Freestyle 32.07
Heats 2007 Melbourne, VIC, AUS 50m Butterfly 34.00
64 2005 Montreal, CAN 50m Backstroke 35.97 
65 2005 Montreal, CAN 50m Butterfly 33.87 
78 2005 Montreal, CAN 100m Freestyle 1:11.03 
World Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2010 Dubai, UAE 200m Butterfly 3:07.76
Heats 2010 Dubai, UAE 50m Backstroke 33.94
Heats 2010 Dubai, UAE 50m Butterfly 33.52
Heats 2010 Dubai, UAE 50m Freestyle 30.91
Heats 2008 Manchester, ENG 50m Breaststroke 41.72
Heats 2008 Manchester, ENG 50m Backstroke 34.53
Heats 2008 Manchester, ENG 50m Freestyle 32.16
Heats 2008 Manchester, ENG 50m Butterfly 34.60