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Chad Gifford

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Classification
S6, SB5, SM6

Further personal information

Residence
Johannesburg, RSA
Occupation
Athlete, Designer, Motivational Speaker
Languages
English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming in 2000.
Why this sport?
He used swimming to regain fitness and help him recover from his injuries.
Club / Team
St Andrew’s Swimming Club: Johannesburg, RSA
Name of coach
Karoly Toros [national]

General interest

Hobbies
Playing with his dog, Ruby. (citypress.co.za, 16 Jun 2012)
Impairment
At age 19 he was involved in a car accident, which resulted in three broken vertebrae, four broken ribs and the amputation of both his legs. (citypress.co.za, 16 Jun 2012; ticos.co.za, 19 Feb 2011)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Swimming World Championships Eindhoven 2010 (Eindhoven, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB5 Heat 1 5
Men's 4x100 m Freestyle 34pts Heat 2 5