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Sport Para swimming
NPC Australia   
Place of BirthAdelaide, AUS
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
S8, SB7, SM8
Further Personal Information
Canberra, ACT, AUS
Athlete, Student
Higher education
International Relations, Politics - University of Canberra: Australia
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He first tried the sport at the Come and Try races organised by Swimming South Australia. He took part in his first competition at age nine.
Why this sport?
"I loved the water as a baby. It is a great sport that uses a lot of the muscles in my body. I can do it without being encumbered with prosthetic legs or a wheelchair."
Name of coach
Yuriy Vdovychenko [national]
Training Regime
He trains up to 50km a week at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra, ACT, Australia.
General Interest
Learning Japanese. (, 01 Feb 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in the SM8 200m individual medley at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, QLD, Australia. (, 25 Apr 2018)
Most influential person in career
His parents. (, 01 Feb 2018)
Hero / Idol
Australian Para swimmer Matthew Cowdrey. (, 01 Feb 2018)
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. He also aspires to work as a diplomat following his swimming career. (, 01 Feb 2018;, 01 Mar 2018)
His right leg was malformed, which meant one femur was 10% shorter than the other and finished at the knee. His left leg was missing the fibula bone, the ankle, and he had only one toe on the foot. His left foot was amputated and his hip reconstructed at age one. (, 03 Sep 2011)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
8 2016 400m Freestyle S8 4:48.23
7 2016 100m Butterfly S8 1:06.60
7 2016 100m Backstroke S8 1:09.47 
6 2016 200m Individual Medley SM8 2:28.96 
World Championships (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
Heats 2015 100m Butterfly S8 1:06.26
5 2015 200m Individual Medley SM8 2:27.94
6 2015 400m Freestyle S8 4:43.45
6 2015 100m Backstroke S8 1:08.08
4 2015 4 x 100m Medley Relay 34 Points 4:19.67
Commonwealth Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
2 2014 200m Individual Medley SM8 2:31.25
1 2018 200m Individual Medley SM8 2:30.77