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Alexander Elliot

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S10, SB9, SM10

Further personal information

Languages
English, French

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began competitive swimming at age seven. He then took three years away to pursue football before returning to the pool at age 12. The 2013 Provincial Championships in Nepean, ON, Canada, was his first major competition as a classified Para swimmer.
Why this sport?
He applied for classification as a Para swimmer in December 2012 because his coaches felt he had the potential to do well. He admitted that being classified affected his confidence, after previously competing against able-bodied opponents. "At the beginning it kind of got me down mentally because I thought, 'Oh, I'm a Para swimmer'. I thought that all of a sudden I couldn't go as fast as these other [able-bodied] guys, even though I was keeping up with them and even beating some of them."
Club / Team
Rouge et Or de l'Universite Laval: Quebec, QC, CAN
Name of coach
Wayne Lomas [national]; Nicholas Perron [personal]

International debut

Year
2014
Competing for
Canada
Tournament
Pan Pacific Championships
Location
Pasadena, CA, USA

General interest

Hobbies
Snowboarding. (swimming.ca, 31 Jan 2020)
Awards and honours
In 2014 he won the Gus Ryder Trophy for Male Para Athlete of the Year in Ontario, Canada. (swimontario.com, 10 June 2014)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Instagram profile, 11 Sep 2019)
Impairment
He was born with syndactyly, a condition which caused the third and fourth finger on his right hand to be fused. He also has a smaller fifth digit [little finger] on his left hand, fused toes and overall smaller hands and feet. (flamboroughreview.com, 15 Aug 2015; thecord.ca, 15 Jun 2016)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2015 IPC Swimming World Championships (Glasgow, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM10 Final 1 2015-07-14 7
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM10 Heat 2 2015-07-14 8
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB9 Heat 2 2015-07-15 10
Men's 100 m Backstroke S10 Final 1 2015-07-16 5
Men's 100 m Backstroke S10 Heat 1 2015-07-16 4
Men's 4x100 m Freestyle 34pts Final 1 2015-07-17 6
Men's 100 m Butterfly S10 Final 1 2015-07-17 6
Men's 4x100 m Freestyle 34pts Heat 1 2015-07-17 6
Men's 100 m Butterfly S10 Heat 2 2015-07-17 4
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34pts Heat 1 2015-07-18 5
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34pts Final 1 2015-07-18 5
Men's 100 m Freestyle S10 Heat 2 2015-07-18 6
Men's 100 m Freestyle S10 Final 1 2015-07-18 8
Men's 400 m Freestyle S10 Heat 1 2015-07-19 7
Men's 400 m Freestyle S10 Final 1 2015-07-19 7
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB9 Heat 1 2016-09-08 5
Men's 50 m Freestyle S10 Heat 1 2016-09-09 3
Men's 50 m Freestyle S10 Final Round 2016-09-09 8
Men's 100 m Backstroke S10 Final Round 2016-09-10 7
Men's 100 m Backstroke S10 Heat 2 2016-09-10 4
Men's 100 m Butterfly S10 Final Round 2016-09-12 4
Men's 100 m Butterfly S10 Heat 2 2016-09-12 3
Men's 100 m Freestyle S10 Heat 1 2016-09-13 4
Men's 4x100 m Freestyle 34pts Final Round 2016-09-14 7
Men's 400 m Freestyle S10 Heat 2 2016-09-15 6
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34pts Final Round 2016-09-17 7