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Adam Purdy

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Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S6

Further personal information

Family
Wife Korin, daughter Olivia, son Simon
Residence
London, ON, CAN
Languages
English
Higher education
Philosophy - Wilfrid Laurier University: Waterloo, ON, CAN

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He learned to swim as a young boy and began racing while growing up in London, ON, Canada.
Club / Team
London Aquatics Club: Canada
Name of coach
Andrew Craven [club]; Craig McCord [national], GBR

General interest

Hobbies
Surfing, skateboarding. (swimming.ca, 2015)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning two gold medals at the 2000 Paralympic Games in Sydney. (thestar.com, 23 Mar 2015)
Awards and honours
He was named Swim Ontario's Para-Swimmer of the Year in 1998, and then won the award seven years in a row from 2000 to 2006. (swimontario.com, 2013)

He won the 2003 Ontario Athlete of the Year Award for Athletes with a Disability. (natation.ca, 21 Jul 2010)

In 2002, he was named Male Athlete of the Year with a Disability at the Ontario Sport Awards. (heritagetrust.on.ca, 01 Jan 2013)

He was named 2001/02 Team Rookie of the Year at the Wilfrid Laurier Awards. (laurierathletics.com, 04 Feb 2002)
Impairment
He was born with a condition called arthrogryposis. As a result he has a club foot and underdeveloped muscles. (natation.ca, 21 Jul 2010)
Other information
RETURN TO THE POOL
In 2013 he ended a seven-year break from competitive swimming. In 2014 he made his return to the Canada para-swimming team after being named in the squad for the 2014 Para Pan Pacific Swimming Championships in Pasadena, CA, United States of America. "I didn't wrap up my career the way I wanted. I still feel there's something I need to achieve." (paralympic.ca, 31 Jul 2014)

OTHER EDUCATION
He has a master's degree in applied health services research from the University of Prince Edward Island in Charlottetown, PE, Canada. (paralympic.ca, 31 Jul 2014)

OCCUPATION
He works for a Danish IT company called KIMIK iT which provides a web-based hosting platform for a variety of sporting events. (swimming.ca, 31 Jul 2014; Twitter profile, 11 Feb 2016)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Swimming World Championships Durban 2006 (Durban, South Africa)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Backstroke S6 Final Round 4
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM6 Final Round 7
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34 pts Heats 7
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34 pts Final Round 7
Men's 50 m Butterfly S6 Heats 14
Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games (Sydney, Australia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34 pts Final Round 1
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34 pts Heat 1 1
Men's 4x100 m Freestyle 34 pts Final Round 4
Men's 4x100 m Freestyle 34 pts Heat 2 3
Men's 200 m Medley SM6 Final Round 4
Men's 200 m Medley SM6 Heat 2 3
Men's 50 m Butterfly S6 Heat 1 6
Men's 100 m Backstroke S6 Final Round 1
Men's 100 m Backstroke S6 Heat 2 1
Men's 100 m Freestyle S6 Heat 2 6
Men's 50 m Freestyle S6 Heat 1 4
Athens 2004 Paralympic Games (Athens, Greece)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Backstroke S6 Heat 1 2
Men's 100 m Backstroke S6 Final Round 4
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM6 Heat 1 5
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34 pts Final Round 8
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34 pts Heat 1 5
Men's 4x100 m Freestyle 34 pts Final Round 7
Men's 4x100 m Freestyle 34 pts Heat 1 4
Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games (Atlanta, United States of America)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB6 Heats 12
Men's 100 m Backstroke S6 Final Round 4
Men's 100 m Backstroke S6 Heats 4
Men's 200 m Freestyle S6 Heats 11
Men's 50 m Freestyle S6 Heats 11
Men's 50 m Butterfly S6 Heats 10
IPC Swimming World Championships Malta 1994 (Malta, Malta)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Backstroke S6 Final Round 6
Men's 100 m Backstroke S6 Heats 3
Men's 100 m Freestyle S6 Heats 15
Men's 50 m Freestyle S6 Heats 14
IPC Swimming World Championships Christchurch 1998 (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM6 Heats 3
Men's 4x100 m Medley Open Final Round 1
Men's 4x100 m Medley Open Heats 1
Men's 100 m Backstroke S6 Final Round 1
Men's 100 m Backstroke S6 Heats 1
Men's 100 m Freestyle S6 Final Round 8
Men's 100 m Freestyle S6 Heats 8
Men's 50 m Butterfly S6 Final Round 5
Men's 50 m Butterfly S6 Heats 4
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM6 Final Round 3
2015 IPC Swimming World Championships (Glasgow, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Butterfly S6 Heat 1 2015-07-15 11
Men's 4x100 m Freestyle 34pts Heat 1 2015-07-17 6
Men's 100 m Backstroke S6 Final 1 2015-07-18 6
Men's 100 m Backstroke S6 Heat 2 2015-07-18 4