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Drew Christensen

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Classification
S8, SB8, SM8

Further personal information

Residence
New Westminster, BC, CAN
Languages
English, French

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at age 10.
Why this sport?
He was inspired by a newspaper article about a Paralympic swimmer.
Club / Team
Hyack Swim Club: New Westminster, BC, CAN
Name of coach
Mark Botrill [club]
Coach from which country?
Canada

General interest

Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
Before a competition, he listens to music, goes to the pool early and walks around to calm his nerves. (paralympic.ca, 24 Mar 2010)
Famous relatives
His twin sister Emma Rudolph has also competed in swimming at national level. (Team Canada Parapanamerican Guide, 13 Aug 2007; Facebook profile, 08 Jul 2012)
Ambitions
To become a swimming coach when his competitive career is over. (Swimming Canada, 20 Jan 2011)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Swimming World Championships Durban 2006 (Durban, South Africa)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Freestyle S8 Heats 12
Men's 100 m Backstroke S8 Heats 12
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB8 Heats 11
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34 pts Final Round 7
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34 pts Heats 7
Men's 400 m Freestyle S8 Heats 9
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM8 Final Round 8
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM8 Heats 8
Men's 100 m Freestyle S8 Heats 14
Men's 100 m Butterfly S8 Final Round 6
Men's 100 m Butterfly S8 Heats 7
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Freestyle S8 Heat 1 6
Men's 100 m Freestyle S8 Heat 1 7
Men's 400 m Freestyle S8 Heat 1 5
Men's 100 m Butterfly S8 Heat 2 4
Men's 100 m Butterfly S8 Final Round 6
Men's 100 m Backstroke S8 Heat 1 5
Men's 100 m Backstroke S8 Final Round 8
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM8 Heat 1 3
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM8 Final Round 5