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Challis Wright

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Intellectual impairment
Classification
S14, SB14, SM14

Further personal information

Residence
Springs, RSA
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at age three in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Why this sport?
His doctors advised him to start swimming and he loved the water.
Club / Team
Mandeville Dolphins Swimming Club: Johannesburg, RSA
Name of coach
Dean Price [club], RSA, from 2008

International debut

Year
2008
Competing for
South Africa
Location
Poland

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Winning silver in the 200m event in 2011 in Edmonton, AB, Canada. (Athlete, 12 Jul 2015)
Most influential person in career
His mother. (Athlete, 12 Jul 2015)
Hero / Idol
German racing driver Michael Schumacher. (Athlete, 12 Jul 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Never give up." (Athlete, 12 Jul 2015)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Swimming World Championships Eindhoven 2010 (Eindhoven, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Backstroke S14 Heat 3 5
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB14 Heat 2 1
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB14 Final Round 5
Men's 200 m Freestyle S14 Heat 5 4
2013 IPC Swimming World Championships (Montreal, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 200 m Freestyle S14 Heat 1 2013-08-12 15
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB14 Heat 2 2013-08-16 13
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM14 Heat 1 2013-08-18 9
2015 IPC Swimming World Championships (Glasgow, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB14 Heat 3 2015-07-13 12
Men's 200 m Freestyle S14 Heat 2 2015-07-15 17
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM14 Heat 2 2015-07-17 20
Men's 100 m Backstroke S14 Heat 1 2015-07-19 21