Fun Facts

Name: Jessica Tatiana Long

Birthday: February 29th, 1992 (Leap Day)

Name at Birth: Tatiana Olegovna Kirillova

Birthplace: Irkutsk, Russia

Hometown: Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Current Residence: Olympic Training Center, Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA

Siblings: Amanda, Steven, Joshua, Hannah, & Grace

Education: Homeschooled through High School. College is on hold until after the London Paralympic Games.

Hobbies: Yoga & Pilates, Interior Design, Reading, Traveling

Paralympic Records: Currently 3

World Records: Currently 20

Paralympic Medals: 12 gold, 3 silver, 2 bronze

World Championship Medals: 20 gold, 6 silver

Favorite Award: My Sullivan Award because it was not related to my disability and was not just for swimmers. It was for being America's top amateur athlete.

Biggest Role Model and Inspiration: Erin Popovich

Favorite Color: Turquoise

Favorite Food: Chinese

Favorite Movie: A Walk to Remember

Favorite Animal: Elephant

Prized possession: Necklace my father bought for me when he was in Russia adopting me.

Most embarrassing moment: When my legs fell off on the ski lift.

Favorite Quote: “Promise me you’ll always remember: You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” - Christopher Robin

 

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