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ALFORD Joshua
Sport Para swimming
NPC Australia   
GenderMen
Age23
Place of BirthCanberra, AUS
Height1.89 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Intellectual impairment
Classification
S14, SB14, SM14
Further Personal Information
Residence
Canberra, ACT, AUS
Occupation
Athlete
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport at age three, and began competing in 2014.
Club / Team
Tuggeranong Vikings: Canberra, ACT, AUS
Name of coach
Yuriy Ydovychenko [personal]; David Murphy [club]; Brendan Keogh [national], AUS
Training Regime
He trains at the National Training Centre [NTC] in Canberra, ACT, Australia.
Senior International Debut
Year
2014
Competing for
Australia
Tournament
Commonwealth Games
Location
Glasgow, SCO
General Interest
Hobbies
Snowboarding. (paralympic.org.au, 14 Apr 2016)
Most influential person in career
His parents and coach Yuriy Ydovychenko. (paralympic.org.au, 14 Apr 2016)
Hero / Idol
Australian swimmer Michael Klim. (sal-live.aptsolutions.net, 03 Aug 2014)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. Outside the sport he would like to work in the police canine unit. (paralympic.org.au, 14 Apr 2016)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
8 2016 100m Backstroke S14 1:07.77
9 2016 200m Freestyle S14 2:01.36 
16 2016 200m Individual Medley SM14 2:22.99 
Commonwealth Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
6 2014 200m Freestyle S14 2:03.43