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Maya
DiRado
United States of AmericaUnited States of America, USA
Swimming

Biography

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
05 April 1993
Height
176 cm
Weight
64 kg
Residence
Stanford, CA, USA
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English
Higher education
Engineering, Finance, Science - Stanford University: United States

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming at age six.
Why this sport?
She was encouraged to try swimming because she was good at synchronised swimming.
Club / Team
Stanford Swimming: United States

General Interest

Hobbies
Baking. (usaswimming.org, 07 Jul 2013)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"When I get up on the block, there's nothing I can do anymore. I just shut off my brain and let it happen." (sfexaminer.com, 30 Apr 2012)
Awards and honours
She was named the 2014 Breakout Performer of the Year at the Golden Goggles Awards in the United States of America. (olympictalk.nbcsports.com, 24 Nov 2014)
Other information
RETIREMENT
She retired from competitive swimming following the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro to focus on a career in a management consultancy office. (ONS, 14 Aug 2016)

NAME
Her first name is Madeline but her sister could not pronounce it properly so people then started to call her Maya. (usaswimming.org, 07 Jul 2013)