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Andrea Cole

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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S8

Further personal information

Residence
London, ON, CAN
Languages
French, English
Higher education
Language Studies - English, Language Studies - French - University of Western Ontario: London, ON, CAN

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming at age nine and competing soon after.
Why this sport?
Her mother read an article about a Paralympic swimmer in the local newspaper and asked Andrea if she was interested in the sport.
Club / Team
London Aquatic Club: Canada
Name of coach
Andrew Craven

General interest

Hobbies
Running, playing squash, biking, reading. (paralympic.ca, 24 Mar 2010)
Awards and honours
In 2005 she received the Janet Dunn Award, given annually to one male and one female athlete with cerebral palsy for excellence in sport. (cms.nortia.org, 21 Jun 2005)
Impairment
She was born with cerebral palsy. (slam.canoe.ca, 04 Apr 2013)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Backstroke S8 Heat 1 5
Women's 100 m Butterfly S8 Heat 2 6
Women's 400 m Freestyle S8 Final Round 6
Women's 400 m Freestyle S8 Heat 2 3
Women's 100 m Freestyle S8 Heat 1 5
Women's 50 m Freestyle S8 Heat 1 7
IPC Swimming World Championships Durban 2006 (Durban, South Africa)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM8 Heats 9
Women's 400 m Freestyle S8 Heats 4
Women's 400 m Freestyle S8 Final Round 3
Women's 100 m Butterfly S8 Final Round 7
Women's 100 m Butterfly S8 Heats 8
Women's 100 m Backstroke S8 Final Round 7
Women's 50 m Freestyle S8 Final Round 7
Women's 50 m Freestyle S8 Heats 7
Women's 100 m Backstroke S8 Heats 7
Athens 2004 Paralympic Games (Athens, Greece)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 4x100 m Freestyle 34 pts Final Round 2
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM8 Final Round 6
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM8 Heat 1 2
Women's 100 m Butterfly S8 Final Round 3
Women's 100 m Butterfly S8 Heat 2 2
Women's 400 m Freestyle S8 Final Round 8
Women's 400 m Freestyle S8 Heat 2 4
Women's 100 m Freestyle S8 Heat 1 5
Women's 50 m Freestyle S8 Heat 2 6
Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games (Sydney, Australia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 200 m Medley SM8 Final Round 8
Women's 200 m Medley SM8 Heat 1 4
Women's 100 m Butterfly S8 Final Round 2
Women's 100 m Butterfly S8 Heat 1 1
Women's 100 m Backstroke S8 Heat 1 7
Women's 400 m Freestyle S8 Final Round 4
Women's 400 m Freestyle S8 Heat 2 2
Women's 100 m Freestyle S8 Final Round 6
Women's 4x100 m Freestyle 34 pts Final Round 1
Women's 100 m Freestyle S8 Heat 2 5
IPC Swimming World Championships Mar del Plata 2002 (Mar del Plata, Argentina)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 50 m Freestyle S8 Heats 7
Women's 50 m Freestyle S8 Final Round 7
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM8 Final Round 3
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM8 Heats 5
Women's 100 m Butterfly S8 Final Round 6
Women's 400 m Freestyle S8 Final Round 5
Women's 400 m Freestyle S8 Heats 1
Women's 100 m Freestyle S8 Final Round 6
Women's 100 m Freestyle S8 Heats 4