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Emily Gray

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
S9, SB8, SM9

Further personal information

Residence
Johannesburg, RSA
Occupation
Student
Languages
English
Higher education
Sports Science - University of Pretoria: South Africa

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming in 2004 at the Mandevil Sport Club in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Why this sport?
"Swimming was a way for me to be able to get back into sport, in the water you can compete like anyone else."
Club / Team
Tuks Swimming Club: Pretoria, RSA
Name of coach
Emile du Bruin [club], RSA, from 2013

International debut

Year
2006

General interest

Nicknames
Ems (gsport.co.za, 08 Sep 2008)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2008 and 2012 Paralympic Games. (Athlete, 12 Jul 2015)
Most influential person in career
Her father. (Athlete, 12 Jul 2015)
Hero / Idol
South African para-swimmer Natalie du Toit. (Athlete, 12 Jul 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Do everything to the best of your ability." (Athlete, 12 Jul 2015)
Other sports
She has played wheelchair basketball at junior level. (doitnow.co.za, 22 Aug 2014)
Impairment
She was diagnosed with cancer in her left femur, which resulted in her having her leg amputated in February 2003. (gsport.co.za, 08 Sep 2008)
Other information
INTERNATIONAL BREAK
She took a break from competing at international level after the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. She returned to the South African national team after being selected to compete at the 2015 World Championships in Glasgow, Scotland. (sport24.co.za, 18 May 2015; news24.com, 30 May 2015)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Swimming World Championships Durban 2006 (Durban, South Africa)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 400 m Freestyle S9 Heats 16
Women's 50 m Freestyle S9 Heats 18
Women's 100 m Backstroke S9 Heats 4
Women's 100 m Backstroke S9 Final Round 4
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB8 Heats 13
Women's 100 m Freestyle S9 Heats 19
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM9 Heats 17
IPC Swimming World Championships Eindhoven 2010 (Eindhoven, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 4x100 m Medley 34pts Heat 1 6
Women's 4x100 m Freestyle 34pts Heat 1 5
Women's 400 m Freestyle S9 Final Round 4
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM9 Heat 2 5
Women's 100 m Backstroke S9 Heat 2 6
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Backstroke S9 Heat 1 6
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Backstroke S9 Heat 1 2012-08-31 4
Women's 100 m Backstroke S9 Final Round 2012-08-31 7
Women's 400 m Freestyle S9 Heat 2 2012-09-04 5
Women's 400 m Freestyle S9 Final Round 2012-09-04 7
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM9 Heat 2 2012-09-06 6
Women's 100 m Freestyle S9 Heat 1 2012-09-07 6
2015 IPC Swimming World Championships (Glasgow, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Backstroke S9 Heat 2 2015-07-13 7
Women's 100 m Backstroke S9 Final 1 2015-07-13 7
Women's 100 m Freestyle S9 Heat 1 2015-07-14 14
Women's 400 m Freestyle S9 Final 1 2015-07-18 5
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM9 Heat 2 2015-07-19 18
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 400 m Freestyle S9 Final Round 2016-09-09 7
Women's 400 m Freestyle S9 Heat 3 2016-09-09 4
Women's 100 m Freestyle S9 Heat 3 2016-09-12 8
Women's 50 m Freestyle S9 Heat 3 2016-09-13 7
Women's 100 m Backstroke S9 Heat 3 2016-09-16 3