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Cortney Jordan

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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S7, SB7, SM7

Further personal information

Residence
Baltimore, MD, USA
Occupation
Teacher
Languages
English
Higher education
Liberal Studies - California Lutheran University: United States

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport in 1998 at age seven in Alaska, United States of America.
Why this sport?
"My grandfather was involved in swimming, being one of the founders of the Swimming Hall of Fame. My father was an age group national record holder in swimming and my sister was a state champion swimmer. I began swimming for therapeutic purposes, but I fell in love with the sport."
Club / Team
Loyola University Maryland Swimming Team: Baltimore, MD, USA
Name of coach
Brian Loeffler [club], USA

International debut

Year
2006
Competing for
United States
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Durban, RSA

General interest

Nicknames
Team Mom [her teamates call her this because she is always looking after people]. (teamusa.org, 13 Mar 2015)
Hobbies
Baking, writing, volunteering, spending time with family and friends. (Athlete, 07 Jan 2016)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in the S7 50m freestyle at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing. (Athlete, 07 Jan 2016)
Most influential person in career
Her grandfather. (Athlete, 07 Jan 2016)
Hero / Idol
Her parents. (Athlete, 07 Jan 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"The best way to cheer yourself up is to cheer someone else up." (Athlete, 07 Jan 2016)
Awards and honours
She was flag bearer for the United States of America at the opening ceremony of the 2013 World Championships in Montreal, QC, Canada. (paralympic.org, 11 Aug 2013)
Impairment
She has paralysis in the left side of her body due to cerebral palsy. Her condition means she has one leg shorter than the other, which creates tension in her back. (cnn.com, 21 Dec 2013)
Other information
OTHER STUDIES
In May 2016 she completed a master's degree in primary education from Loyola University Maryland in Baltimore, MD, United States of America. (myinfo.rio2016.com, 12 Sep 2016; teamusa.org, 13 Mar 2015)

CHARITY WORK
She has volunteered with the Jessie Rees Foundation in the United States of America. (Athlete, 07 Jan 2016)

AWARD FIRST
In 2013 she became the first Para athlete to be nominated for the National Collegiate Athletic Association [NCAA] Woman of the Year award. The honour recognises sporting and academic achievements. (teamusa.org, 25 Nov 2013)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Swimming World Championships Eindhoven 2010 (Eindhoven, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 50 m Freestyle S7 Final Round 2
Women's 100 m Backstroke S7 Heat 1 2
Women's 100 m Backstroke S7 Final Round 4
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB7 Heat 1 3
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB7 Final Round 6
Women's 100 m Freestyle S7 Heat 2 3
Women's 100 m Freestyle S7 Final Round 3
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM7 Heat 2 2
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM7 Final Round 3
Women's 400 m Freestyle S7 Heat 2 2
Women's 400 m Freestyle S7 Final Round 3
Women's 4x100 m Freestyle 34pts Heat 2 2
Women's 4x100 m Freestyle 34pts Final Round 1
Women's 4x100 m Medley 34pts Heat 1 3
Women's 4x100 m Medley 34pts Final Round 1
Women's 50 m Freestyle S7 Heat 2 2
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM7 Final Round 3
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM7 Heat 2 2
Women's 50 m Freestyle S7 Heat 2 2
Women's 100 m Backstroke S7 Final Round 4
Women's 100 m Backstroke S7 Heat 1 2
Women's 50 m Butterfly S7 Heat 1 4
Women's 400 m Freestyle S7 Final Round 2
Women's 400 m Freestyle S7 Heat 1 1
Women's 100 m Freestyle S7 Final Round 2
Women's 50 m Freestyle S7 Final Round 1
IPC Swimming World Championships Durban 2006 (Durban, South Africa)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 400 m Freestyle S7 Final Round 3
Women's 400 m Freestyle S7 Heats 3
Women's 100 m Freestyle S7 Final Round 3
Women's 100 m Freestyle S7 Heats 4
Women's 100 m Backstroke S7 Final Round 4
Women's 100 m Backstroke S7 Heats 3
Women's 50 m Freestyle S7 Heats 5
Women's 50 m Freestyle S7 Final Round 3
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Backstroke S7 Final Round 2012-08-30 3
Women's 100 m Backstroke S7 Heat 2 2012-08-30 2
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB7 Heat 2 2012-09-01 5
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM7 Final Round 2012-09-02 4
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM7 Heat 2 2012-09-02 3
Women's 100 m Freestyle S7 Final Round 2012-09-03 2
Women's 100 m Freestyle S7 Heat 2 2012-09-03 2
Women's 50 m Freestyle S7 Heat 2 2012-09-04 2
Women's 50 m Freestyle S7 Final Round 2012-09-04 2
Women's 400 m Freestyle S7 Heat 2 2012-09-06 2
Women's 400 m Freestyle S7 Final Round 2012-09-06 2
2013 IPC Swimming World Championships (Montreal, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 400 m Freestyle S7 Final 1 2013-08-12 1
Women's 50 m Freestyle S7 Final 1 2013-08-14 1
Women's 50 m Freestyle S7 Heat 2 2013-08-14 1
Women's 100 m Backstroke S7 Final 1 2013-08-15 2
Women's 4x100 m Freestyle 34pts Final 1 2013-08-15 3
Women's 100 m Freestyle S7 Final 1 2013-08-16 1
Women's 4x100 m Medley 34pts Final 1 2013-08-18 9999
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM7 Final 1 2013-08-18 3
2015 IPC Swimming World Championships (Glasgow, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed 4x50 m Freestyle 20pts Heat 1 2015-07-13 6
Mixed 4x50 m Freestyle 20pts Final 1 2015-07-13 6
Women's 100 m Freestyle S7 Final 1 2015-07-13 1
Women's 100 m Freestyle S7 Heat 1 2015-07-13 1
Women's 400 m Freestyle S7 Final 1 2015-07-15 1
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM7 Heat 1 2015-07-16 3
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM7 Final 1 2015-07-16 3
Women's 50 m Butterfly S7 Final 1 2015-07-17 2
Women's 50 m Butterfly S7 Heat 1 2015-07-17 2
Women's 100 m Backstroke S7 Heat 1 2015-07-18 3
Women's 100 m Backstroke S7 Final 1 2015-07-18 3
Women's 50 m Freestyle S7 Heat 2 2015-07-19 1
Women's 50 m Freestyle S7 Final 1 2015-07-19 2
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Backstroke S7 Final Round 2016-09-08 7
Women's 100 m Backstroke S7 Heat 2 2016-09-08 4
Women's 50 m Freestyle S7 Heat 1 2016-09-09 1
Women's 50 m Freestyle S7 Final Round 2016-09-09 4
Women's 50 m Butterfly S7 Final Round 2016-09-12 2
Women's 50 m Butterfly S7 Heat 1 2016-09-12 1
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM7 Heat 2 2016-09-13 2
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM7 Final Round 2016-09-13 3
Women's 400 m Freestyle S7 Final Round 2016-09-14 2
Women's 100 m Freestyle S7 Final Round 2016-09-16 2
Women's 100 m Freestyle S7 Heat 1 2016-09-16 3