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Andrew Pasterfield

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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S10, SB9, SM10

Further personal information

Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, French
Higher education
Exercise Science - Australian Catholic University: Sydney, NSW, AUS

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began competing in swimming club races at age eight.
Why this sport?
He took up the sport to help with his cerebral palsy and asthma.
Club / Team
Cranbrook Eastern Edge: Sydney, NSW, AUS
Name of coach
Brendan Keogh [national]

International debut

Year
2007
Competing for
Australia
Location
Vancouver, BC, CAN

General interest

Nicknames
Pasty (Athlete, 29 Apr 2011)
Most influential person in career
His family. (castlehilldolphins.com.au, 15 Jul 2010)
Hero / Idol
Australian para-skier and para-cyclist Michael Milton, Australian marathon swimmer Des Renford, Australian para-swimmer Jay Dohnt. (paralympic.org.au, 06 Jul 2012; castlehilldolphins.com.au, 15 Jul 2010)
Injuries
An elbow injury forced him to miss to the 2015 World Championships in Glasgow, Scotland. He also had an ongoing ankle ligament problem in early 2015. (paralympic.org.au, 03 Jun 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"If you don't practise, then you don't deserve to dream." (castlehilldolphins.com.au, 15 Jul 2010)
Awards and honours
He was presented with the Medal of the Order of Australia [OAM] in recognition of the gold medal he won at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (aquaticcentre.com.au, 22 Oct 2014)
Famous relatives
His father competed in judo at state level in Australia. (Athlete, 29 Apr 2011)
Impairment
He was born with cerebral palsy. (paralympic.org.au, 06 Jul 2012)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Freestyle S10 Heat 2 6
Men's 100 m Backstroke S10 Final Round 7
Men's 100 m Backstroke S10 Heat 2 3
Men's 100 m Freestyle S10 Heat 2 4
IPC Swimming World Championships Eindhoven 2010 (Eindhoven, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Freestyle S10 Final Round 2
Men's 50 m Freestyle S10 Heat 2 1
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34pts Final Round 1
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34pts Heat 1 1
Men's 4x100 m Freestyle 34pts Final Round 1
Men's 4x100 m Freestyle 34pts Heat 1 1
Men's 100 m Freestyle S10 Final Round 4
Men's 100 m Freestyle S10 Heat 3 2
Men's 100 m Backstroke S10 Final Round 5
Men's 100 m Backstroke S10 Heat 1 1
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Freestyle S10 Heat 3 2012-08-31 2
Men's 50 m Freestyle S10 Final Round 2012-08-31 3
Men's 100 m Butterfly S10 Final Round 2012-09-01 7
Men's 100 m Butterfly S10 Heat 1 2012-09-01 3
Men's 4x100 m Freestyle 34pts Heat 2 2012-09-02 3
Men's 4x100 m Freestyle 34pts Final Round 2012-09-02 1
Men's 100 m Backstroke S10 Final Round 2012-09-04 7
Men's 100 m Backstroke S10 Heat 1 2012-09-04 2
Men's 100 m Freestyle S10 Heat 3 2012-09-06 1
Men's 100 m Freestyle S10 Final Round 2012-09-06 3
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34pts Final Round 2012-09-08 3
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34pts Heat 2 2012-09-08 1
2015 IPC Swimming World Championships (Glasgow, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Butterfly S10 Heat 1 2015-07-17 9999