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RUSSO Sean
Sport Para swimming
NPC Australia   
GenderMen
Age27
Place of BirthSydney, AUS
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S13, SB13, SM13
Further Personal Information
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at age five.
Why this sport?
He took up the sport to help improve his asthma.
Club / Team
MLC Marlins: Burwood, ACT, AUS
Name of coach
Brendan Keogh [national]
Senior International Debut
Year
2010
Competing for
Australia
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Eindhoven, NED
General Interest
Hero / Idol
Swiss tennis player Roger Federer, Australian swimmer Ian Thorpe. (paralympic.org.au, 29 Jun 2012, 24 Aug 2010)
Impairment
He was born with the visual impairment retinitis pigmentosa. (paralympic.org.au, 29 Jun 2012)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
8 2012 100m Butterfly S13 1:01.57
Heats 2012 50m Freestyle S13 25.48
Heats 2012 100m Freestyle S13 55.97
4 2012 100m Backstroke S13 1:02.59
6 2012 400m Freestyle S13 4:18.25
8 2012 200m Individual Medley SM13 2:17.80
Heats 2012 100m Breaststroke SB13 1:16.81
12 2016 100m Butterfly S13 1:02.18 
6 2016 200m Individual Medley SM13 2:16.29 
7 2016 100m Breaststroke SB13 1:13.85 
Heats 2016 50m Freestyle S13 26.19
16 2016 100m Freestyle S13 56.39 
5 2016 100m Backstroke S13 1:01.43 
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
10 2010 200m Individual Medley SM13 2:24.38
5 2010 100m Butterfly S13 1:01.71
13 2010 50m Freestyle S13 26.27
7 2010 400m Freestyle S13 4:24.84
9 2010 100m Freestyle S13 57.18
3 2010 100m Backstroke S13 1:02.52
4 2013 200m Individual Medley SM13 2:14.43
5 2013 100m Breaststroke SB13 1:13.30
4 2013 100m Butterfly S13 1:01.20
7 2013 50m Freestyle S13 25.27
Heats 2013 400m Freestyle S13 4:24.23
4 2013 100m Backstroke S13 1:01.01
8 2013 100m Freestyle S13 55.03
7 2015 200m Individual Medley SM13 2:15.84
3 2015 100m Backstroke S13 1:01.10
Heats 2015 400m Freestyle S13 4:27.59
5 2015 100m Breaststroke SB13 1:14.00