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Craig Rodgie

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Intellectual impairment
Classification
S14, SB14, SM14

Further personal information

Residence
Dalgety Bay, SCO
Languages
English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up swimming at age four at his local 20m pool.
Club / Team
University of Edinburgh SC: Scotland
Name of coach
Mat Trodden [club], GBR; Rob Greenwood [national], GBR

International debut

Year
2008
Competing for
Great Britain

General interest

Hobbies
Watching Scottish football club Dunfermline Athletic, listening to music, watching television.(scottishswimming.com, 30 Jan 2014)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold at the 2009 European Championships in Reykjavik, Iceland. (swimming.org, 2013)
Hero / Idol
British rower Sir Steve Redgrave. (swimming.org, 2013)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"When things are tough, don't give up because with hard work things will get better." (uksportsassociation.org, 18 Oct 2009)
Awards and honours
He was named Personality of the Year at the 2008 Dunfermline and West Fife Disability Sports Awards in Scotland. (uksportsassociation.org, 18 Oct 2009)

He won the Leslie Inglis Swimmer of the Year award in 2008 at the Disability Sport Fife awards in Scotland. (fifetoday.co.uk, 22 May 2008)

He shared the 2009 East Kilbride Sports Council Disabled Athlete of the Year award with cyclist Stephen Burns. (westfifesport.co.uk, 17 Jun 2011)
Famous relatives
All three of his siblings have competed in swimming and his brother Andrew has represented Great Britain at junior level. (uksportsassociation.org, 18 Oct 2009; NPC, 27 Aug 2012)

Results

Unit Date Rank
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Backstroke S14 Heat 3 2012-08-31 4
Men's 200 m Freestyle S14 Heat 2 2012-09-02 3