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HODGE Timothy
Sport Para swimming
NPC Australia   
GenderMen
Age17
Place of BirthBlacktown, AUS
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S9, SB8, SM9
Further Personal Information
Residence
Kings Langley, NSW, AUS
Occupation
Student
Languages
English
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He was introduced to swimming at age four, and began competing in 2010.
Why this sport?
He began swimming as part of his rehabilitation from his amputation and to help him feel confident in his own body.
Club / Team
The Hills Swimming and Life Saving Club: Baulkham Hills, NSW, AUS
Name of coach
Clinton Camilleri [club]
Senior International Debut
Year
2015
Competing for
Australia
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Glasgow, SCO
General Interest
Nicknames
Tim (blacktownsun.com.au, 06 Apr 2015)
Most influential person in career
His parents. (dailytelegraph.com.au, 30 Aug 2016)
Hero / Idol
Australian Para swimmer Matthew Cowdrey. (paralympic.org.au, Sep 2016)
Awards and honours
He was named Junior Sports Star by Australian newspaper Blacktown Advocate for 2015 and 2016. (dailytelegraph.com.au, 22 Feb 2017)

He was named 2012 Young Citizen of the Year by Blacktown Council in New South Wales, Australia. (dailytelegraph.com.au, 30 Aug 2016)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (dailytelegraph.com.au, 30 Aug 2016)
Impairment
He was born with dysmelia that resulted in his right leg being amputated below the knee at age four. His right arm is also shorter than his left arm and he is missing two fingers on his right hand. (paralympic.org.au, Sep 2016)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
Heats 2016 400m Freestyle S9 4:29.53
5 2016 200m Individual Medley SM9 2:21.14 
Heats 2016 100m Freestyle S9 58.85
14 2016 50m Freestyle S9 27.55 
Heats 2016 100m Butterfly S9 1:05.21
6 2016 100m Backstroke S9 1:05.18 
4 2016 4 x 100m Medley Relay 34 Points 4:18.08 
World Championships (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
6 2015 100m Backstroke S9 1:06.28
Heats 2015 100m Freestyle S9 1:01.02
Heats 2015 50m Freestyle S9 27.92
Heats 2015 100m Butterfly S9 1:06.81
Heats 2015 400m Freestyle S9 4:40.52
4 2015 4 x 100m Medley Relay 34 Points  
Heat 2015 200m Individual Medley SM9 2:28.77
Commonwealth Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
4 2018 100m Freestyle S9 58.11
2 2018 100m Breaststroke SB8 1:15.80
2 2018 100m Backstroke S9 1:04.99