Young swimmer with dwarfism racking up the medals


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At only 10-years-old Mia Towl has won three gold medals, set world records in the breast stroke and butterfly and was named “most promising athlete” from Sportswomen of Colorado.

Mia was also born with Achondroplasia, a form of dwarfism. She was a star at the 2013 World Dwarf Games, where she won those three gold medals, but is also a gifted skier and a math miz. Dean and Lyssa Towl, Mia’s parents, say their daughter is also much more than a list of her achievements. “She is who she is and she is wonderful,” her mom said.

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