Tahnee Afuhaamango

Favourite Aussie Athlete?
Ian Thorpe

If you were down to your last $20 what would you spend it on?
A Book- I love reading especially books on Mind, Body and Soul, and my favourite treat - a Cherry Ripe to enjoy while reading!!

Favourite quote?
Never give up!

Favourite sporting achievement/moment?
100m Freestyle final, a gold medal win and a World Record in Portugal 2008. The event was called as “THE race of the Championships”

A book has been written about your life, what is it called?
"What disability? A Champion's Journey"

One word to describe you?

Tahnee Afuhaamango

Born in Townsville in 1982, Tahnee, from a very early age, had a love for the water and swimming, gaining her first Certificate at 2 and a half years of age. Through her school years, she was involved with the Royal Life Swim And Survive programs. She then commenced serious competition after representing the NT at the Pacific School Games in Sydney 2000. Tahnee swims for the Casuarina Storm Swimming Club in the Northern Suburbs of Darwin and enjoys dancing , music, going out to dinner (food, beautiful food!!) and especially her gym sessions at the NT Institute of Sport. She competed at her first DSISO World Championships in Limerick, Ireland 2006 and represented Australia at World Championships in Portugal 2008, Taiwan 2010 and now selected for Italy 2012. Tahnee won the prestigious NT Young Achiever of the Year Award Sports Category in 2007 against high profile finalists Desmond Abbott and Crystal Attenborough. Following on from this, she was awarded an NT Institute of Sport full Scholarship, the first and only Down Syndrome athlete scholarship holder in Australia. Currently Tahnee holds 21 Down Syndrome International Swimming Organisation (DSISO) World Records in Long and Short courses. DSISO have 25 member countries.