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Alex Hadley

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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy

Further personal information

Residence
Melbourne, VIC, AUS
Occupation
Clerk

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He first competed in 1994.
Club / Team
Melbourne Vicentre Swimming Club: Melbourne, VIC, AUS

General interest

Nicknames
Axel (paralympic.org.au, 30 Dec 2009)
Hobbies
Table tennis, cricket, Australian rules football and snooker. (paralympic.org.au, 30 Dec 2009; vis.org.au, 30 Dec 2009)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold and breaking the world record in the 400m freestyle at the 2002 World Championships in Argentina. (paralympic.org.au, 30 Dec 2009; vis.org.au, 30 Dec 2009))
Most influential person in career
His parents. (paralympic.org.au, 30 Dec 2009)
Hero / Idol
Australian swimmer Grant Hackett. (paralympic.org.au, 30 Dec 2009)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Give it your best shot." (paralympic.org.au, 30 Dec 2009)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games (Atlanta, United States of America)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Freestyle S7 Heats 19
Men's 100 m Freestyle S7 Heats 20
Men's 50 m Butterfly S7 Heats 10
Athens 2004 Paralympic Games (Athens, Greece)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Butterfly S7 Heat 2 4
Men's 50 m Butterfly S7 Final Round 8
Men's 4x100 m Freestyle 34 pts Heat 2 2
Men's 4x100 m Freestyle 34 pts Final Round 2
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34 pts Heat 1 2
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34 pts Final Round 1
Men's 400 m Freestyle S7 Final Round 6
Men's 400 m Freestyle S7 Heat 1 3
Men's 100 m Freestyle S7 Final Round 5
Men's 50 m Freestyle S7 Heat 2 4
Men's 50 m Freestyle S7 Final Round 8
Men's 100 m Freestyle S7 Heat 2 3
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Freestyle S7 Heat 1 2
Men's 50 m Freestyle S7 Final Round 4
Men's 100 m Freestyle S7 Heat 1 4
Men's 100 m Freestyle S7 Final Round 6
Men's 400 m Freestyle S7 Heat 2 4
Men's 400 m Freestyle S7 Final Round 7
Men's 50 m Butterfly S7 Heat 2 5
IPC Swimming World Championships Christchurch 1998 (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Freestyle S7 Heats 3
Men's 50 m Freestyle S7 Final Round 5
Men's 50 m Butterfly S7 Heats 9
Men's 100 m Freestyle S7 Heats 3
Men's 100 m Freestyle S7 Final Round 3
Men's 4x100 m Freestyle Open Heats 1
Men's 4x100 m Freestyle Open Final Round 1