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Anthony Stephens

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Biography

Impairment information

Classification
S5, SB4, SM5

Further personal information

Occupation
Athlete
Higher education
Swansea College: Swansea, WAL

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He started swimming at age three.
Why this sport?
His father taught him how.
Club / Team
Swansea Performance: Swansea, WAL
Name of coach
Billy Pye

General interest

Nicknames
Gangster. (sportcentric.com, 3 Feb 2010)
Hobbies
Scuba diving, rifle shooting and following motor sports, music [Foo Fighters], working on cars and motorcycles. (Swimming.org, 19 Aug 2010; paralympics.org.uk, 03 Feb 2010; swimming.org, 10 Jul 2012)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold at the 2006 IPC World Championships [200m Freestyle]. (Swimming.org, 19 Aug 2010)
Most influential person in career
When asked who was the most influential person in his career he replied: "myself". (Swimming.org, 19 Aug 2010)
Hero / Idol
Italian moto GP rider Valentino Rossi. (sportcentric.com, 03 Feb 2010)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Stick at it, respect yourself and go for it." (Swimming.org, 19 Aug 2010)
Other information
DISABILITY ORIGIN
He was born with no legs and only one fully-developed arm. He has been swimming since the age of three and breaking records since the age of ten. (burnham-on-sea.com, 07 Sep 2008)

POST-RETIREMENT DREAM
When he retires, he has spoken of his ambition to live in Australia and own a garage dedicated to restoring cars. (swimming.org, 01 Oct 2009)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Backstroke S5 Final Round 9999
Men's 50 m Backstroke S5 Heat 1 3
Men's 200 m Freestyle S5 Final Round 3
Men's 100 m Freestyle S5 Final Round 4
Men's 100 m Freestyle S5 Heat 1 3
Men's 50 m Freestyle S5 Final Round 6
Men's 50 m Freestyle S5 Heat 2 4
IPC Swimming World Championships Durban 2006 (Durban, South Africa)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 4x50 m Medley 20 pts Final Round 3
Men's 50 m Backstroke S5 Heats 4
Men's 50 m Backstroke S5 Final Round 4
Men's 50 m Butterfly S5 Heats 6
Men's 50 m Butterfly S5 Final Round 7
Men's 50 m Freestyle S5 Heats 2
Men's 50 m Freestyle S5 Final Round 3
Men's 4x50 m Freestyle 20 pts Final Round 9999
Men's 200 m Freestyle S5 Final Round 1
Men's 200 m Freestyle S5 Heats 1
Men's 100 m Freestyle S5 Heats 1
Men's 100 m Freestyle S5 Final Round 3
Athens 2004 Paralympic Games (Athens, Greece)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 4x50 m Medley 20 pts Final Round 6
Men's 4x50 m Medley 20 pts Heat 1 4
Men's 4x50 m Freestyle 20 pts Final Round 3
Men's 50 m Freestyle S5 Heat 1 1
Men's 50 m Freestyle S5 Final Round 3
Men's 4x50 m Freestyle 20 pts Heat 2 1
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM5 Final Round 5
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM5 Heat 1 3
Men's 50 m Backstroke S5 Final Round 7
Men's 50 m Backstroke S5 Heat 1 3
Men's 200 m Freestyle S5 Final Round 2
Men's 200 m Freestyle S5 Heat 2 1
Men's 100 m Freestyle S5 Final Round 3
Men's 100 m Freestyle S5 Heat 2 1
IPC Swimming World Championships Mar del Plata 2002 (Mar del Plata, Argentina)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 4x50 m Freestyle 20 pts Final Round 3
Men's 150 m Individual Medley SM4 Final Round 9999
Men's 150 m Individual Medley SM4 Heats 2
Men's 50 m Backstroke S5 Final Round 8
Men's 50 m Backstroke S5 Heats 8
Men's 200 m Freestyle S5 Final Round 3
Men's 200 m Freestyle S5 Heats 2
Men's 100 m Freestyle S5 Final Round 4
Men's 100 m Freestyle S5 Heats 2
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Freestyle S5 Final Round 2012-08-30 6
Men's 50 m Freestyle S5 Heat 2 2012-08-30 4
Men's 200 m Freestyle S5 Heat 1 2012-09-01 2
Men's 200 m Freestyle S5 Final Round 2012-09-01 4
Men's 50 m Backstroke S5 Heat 1 2012-09-06 3
Men's 50 m Butterfly S5 Heat 1 2012-09-07 9999
Men's 100 m Freestyle S5 Heat 1 2012-09-08 2
Men's 100 m Freestyle S5 Final Round 2012-09-08 5