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Great Britain's Alice Tai shows her two gold medals at the Sheffield 2018 World Series

Alice Tai

Swimming
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Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S9, SB9, SM9

Further personal information

Residence
London, ENG
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
English
Higher education
Music - University of West London: England

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming at age eight with the Seagulls Swimming Club in Christchurch, England.
Why this sport?
She was introduced to swimming for physiotherapy reasons. "Then when I was a bit older I realised I could be classified as a disability swimmer and so I started training and competing."
Club / Team
Ealing Swimming Club: London, ENG
Name of coach
Dave Heathcock [personal]; Rob Aubry [national]

International debut

Year
2014
Competing for
Great Britain
Tournament
European Championships
Location
Eindhoven, NED

General interest

Hobbies
Playing the guitar. (bournemouthecho.co.uk, 11 Jan 2018)
Hero / Idol
South African Para swimmer Natalie Du Toit, British rower Steve Redgrave, British cyclist Mark Cavendish. (newforest.gov.uk, 12 Mar 2012)
Awards and honours
She was named Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire [MBE] in the 2017 New Year's Honours. (paralympic.org, 31 Dec 2016)

She was named the 2016 Youth Sport Trust Young Sportsperson of the Year in England. (swimming.org, 23 Mar 2017)
Famous relatives
Her younger brother Christian Tai has competed in swimming at junior national level. (thedorsetpost.co.uk, 11 Jun 2013)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2019 World Championships in London, England. (bbc.co.uk, 15 Apr 2019)
Impairment
She was born with severe bilateral talipes [club foot] and has undergone more than a dozen operations to help correct the condition. (london2012.com, 08 Dec 2011)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2015 IPC Swimming World Championships (Glasgow, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 50 m Freestyle S10 Heat 1 2015-07-13 10
Women's 100 m Backstroke S10 Heat 2 2015-07-16 3
Women's 100 m Backstroke S10 Final 1 2015-07-16 3
Women's 4x100 m Freestyle 34pts Final 1 2015-07-16 3
Women's 100 m Butterfly S10 Final 1 2015-07-17 3
Women's 100 m Butterfly S10 Heat 2 2015-07-17 2
Women's 100 m Freestyle S10 Heat 2 2015-07-18 9
Women's 400 m Freestyle S10 Heat 1 2015-07-19 9
Women's 4x100 m Medley 34pts Final 1 2015-07-19 1
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Backstroke S10 Final Round 2016-09-10 3
Women's 100 m Backstroke S10 Heat 1 2016-09-10 1
Women's 100 m Butterfly S10 Final Round 2016-09-12 7
Women's 100 m Butterfly S10 Heat 1 2016-09-12 4
Women's 100 m Freestyle S10 Heat 2 2016-09-13 4
Women's 4x100 m Freestyle 34pts Final Round 2016-09-15 4
Women's 4x100 m Medley 34pts Final Round 2016-09-16 1