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LEVY Matt
Sport Para swimming
NPC Australia   
GenderMen
Age31
Place of BirthSydney, AUS
Height1.66 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy, Visual impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S7, SB7, SM7
Further Personal Information
Occupation
Bank Employee, Motivational Speaker
Languages
English
Higher education
Business Management - Swinburne University of Technology: Hawthorn, VIC, AUS
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began competing in 2000.
Why this sport?
"I started swimming for health reasons. I was born early, with cerebral palsy and impaired vision, and my parents thought it might help. It's great for fitness, but it's also been a great way to meet people."
Name of coach
Stephen Badger [personal], AUS
Training Regime
He trains for three hours in the morning before work, and for three hours in the evening after work.
Senior International Debut
Year
2003
Competing for
Australia
General Interest
Hobbies
Sports trivia, cooking, watching movies. (paralympic.org.au, Sep 2016)
Memorable sporting achievement
Receiving the Medal of the Order of Australia [OAM] in 2014. (huffingtonpost.co.uk, 11 Jan 2016)
Most influential person in career
His parents. (paralympic.org.au, Sep 2016)
Hero / Idol
Australian swimmer Ian Thorpe. (paralympic.org.au, Sep 2016)
Awards and honours
He was named Para Athlete of the Year at the 2014 New South Wales Sport Awards in Australia. (theherald.com.au, 20 Feb 2015)

In 2014 he received the Medal of the Order of Australia [OAM] for service to sport. (paralympic.org.au, 26 Jan 2014)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, QLD, Australia. (jewishnews.net.au, 14 May 2017)
Impairment
He has cerebral palsy and a visual impairment after being born 15 weeks prematurely. He has undergone more than 40 operations during his life. (paralympic.org.au, Sep 2016)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
5 2004 50m Freestyle S8 30.14
5 2004 100m Freestyle S8 1:04.99
8 2004 400m Freestyle S8 5:04.64
10 2004 100m Backstroke S8 1:22.49
10 2004 100m Butterfly S8 1:18.32
8 2008 50m Freestyle S8 29.68
7 2008 400m Freestyle S8 4:51.77
7 2008 200m Individual Medley SM8 2:38.35
1 2008 4 x 100m Medley Relay 34 Points 4:11.90
4 2012 50m Butterfly S7 31.54
3 2012 100m Breaststroke SB7 1:22.62
3 2012 200m Individual Medley SM7 2:37.18
1 2012 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 34 Points 3:50.17
2 2012 100m Freestyle S7 1:01.38
4 2012 50m Freestyle S7 28.58
7 2012 400m Freestyle S7 4:58.12
3 2012 4 x 100m Medley Relay 34 Points 4:14.97 Q
4 2016 50m Freestyle S7 28.68
5 2016 50m Butterfly S7 31.32 
3 2016 200m Individual Medley SM7 2:36.99 
5 2016 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 34 Points 3:51.96
4 2016 100m Freestyle S7 1:02.28 
4 2016 4 x 100m Medley Relay 34 Points 4:18.08 
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
6 2006 50m Freestyle S8 28.96
7 2006 100m Freestyle S8 1:03.27
5 2006 400m Freestyle S8 4:57.42
4 2010 400m Freestyle S7 5:00.47
2 2010 100m Breaststroke SB7 1:25.82
1 2010 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 34 Points 3:48.72
4 2010 50m Freestyle S7 29.06
3 2010 200m Individual Medley SM7 2:42.28
2 2010 100m Freestyle S7 1:01.89
3 2010 50m Butterfly S7 32.36
1 2010 4 x 100m Medley Relay 34 Points 4:13.33
4 2013 100m Breaststroke SB7 1:23.93
4 2013 50m Freestyle S7 28.66
1 2013 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 34 Points 3:51.14
2 2013 100m Freestyle S7 1:01.89
4 2013 50m Butterfly S7 31.44
1 2013 200m Individual Medley SM7 2:39.14
4 2013 4 x 100m Medley Relay 34 Points 4:16.18
2 2015 100m Freestyle S7 1:02.51
4 2015 100m Breaststroke SB7 1:21.97
2 2015 200m Individual Medley SM7 2:38.12
4 2015 50m Butterfly S7 31.51
3 2015 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 34 Points 3:56.26
4 2015 4 x 100m Medley Relay 34 Points 4:19.67
3 2015 50m Freestyle S7 28.71
Commonwealth Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
1 2018 50m Freestyle S7 28.60
World Championships Short Course
Rank Year Event Result
1 2009 100m Freestyle S7 1:00.37
1 2009 100m Individual Medley SM7 1:11.32
2 2009 200m Individual Medley SM7 2:35.40
1 2009 400m Freestyle S7 4:51.54
1 2009 50m Butterfly S7 31.70
2 2009 50m Freestyle S7 28.03
1 2009 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 34 Points SC 3:46.38