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TAYLOR David
Sport Para swimming
NPC Barbados   
GenderMen
Age51
Height1.78 m
Weight 70 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
S9
Further Personal Information
Family
Son Alain Lovell
Residence
Barbados
Occupation
Carpenter
Languages
English
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2002.
Why this sport?
He began swimming as part of his therapy.
Name of coach
Tony Patrolandros
Senior International Debut
Year
2003
Competing for
Barbados
Location
Argentina
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a bronze medal at the 2007 Parapan American Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Athlete, 26 Aug 2012)
Most influential person in career
Australian swimmer Ian Thorpe. (Athlete, 11 Jul 2015)
Hero / Idol
Australian swimmer Ian Thorpe. (Athlete, 11 Jul 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"To achieve greatness." (Athlete, 11 Jul 2015)
Awards and honours
He was selected as Barbados' flag bearer for the closing ceremony of the 2015 Parapan American Games in Toronto, ON, Canada. (paralympic.org, 15 Aug 2015)

He was given the Outstanding Membership Award by the Barbados Council for the Disabled. (IPC, 30 Sep 2009)
Impairment
In 2001 his left leg was amputated above the knee as a result of cancer. (Athlete, 11 Jul 2015)
Other information
HISTORIC ACHIEVEMENTS
He was the only athlete to represent Barbados at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing. He was also the second athlete in history to represent Barbados at the Paralympic Games, since the country made its first appearance with a single athlete at the 2000 Games in Sydney. (podium.ac.uk, 05 May 2009)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
23 2008 50m Freestyle S9 47.73
13 2008 100m Breaststroke SB8 2:24.90
Heats 2012 100m Breaststroke SB8 2:30.17
Heat 2012 50m Freestyle S9 46.38
World Championships (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
Heats 2015 100m Freestyle S9 1:43.68
Heats 2015 50m Freestyle S9 41.66