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Eleni Papadopoulos

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
S10, SB9, SM10

Further personal information

Residence
Manchester, ENG
Languages
French, Greek, English
Higher education
Law - University of Manchester: England

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming in 1997 at age five.
Club / Team
City of Manchester Aquatics: England
Name of coach
Mark Rose [club], GBR; Rob Greenwood [national], GBR
Training Regime
She trains 30 hours per week.

International debut

Year
2009
Competing for
Great Britain
Tournament
European Championships
Location
Reykjavík, ISL

General interest

Nicknames
Pocket Rocket (Twitter profile, 07 Jun 2015)
Most influential person in career
Her former coach Jim Davidson. (British Swimming, 19 Aug 2010)
Hero / Idol
British swimmer James Hickman. (British Swimming, 19 Aug 2010)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Perservere and you will succeed." (British Swimming, 19 Aug 2010)
Awards and honours
She won the Young Female Achiever award at the 2009 and 2010 North-East Disability Sports Awards. (thenorthernecho.co.uk, 30 Apr 2009, 18 Mar 2010)
Other sports
She won silver at the 2013 Para-Triathlon World Championships in London, England. (bbc.co.uk, 11 Sep 2014)
Famous relatives
Her great-grandfather played rugby for England. (Athlete, 23 Jul 2010)
Impairment
She has Volkmanns Ischemic Contracture, and restricted joint movement due to nerve damage sustained in an accident at age six. (Athlete, 23 Jul 2010)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Swimming World Championships Eindhoven 2010 (Eindhoven, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Backstroke S10 Heat 1 5
Women's 100 m Butterfly S10 Heat 1 5
Women's 100 m Freestyle S10 Heat 1 5
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM10 Heat 2 4
Women's 400 m Freestyle S10 Heat 2 4
Women's 400 m Freestyle S10 Final Round 4