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Gemma Almond

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Classification
S10, SB9, SM10

Further personal information

Residence
Swansea, WAL
Occupation
Student
Languages
English
Higher education
History - Swansea University: Wales

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming at age four.
Why this sport?
"My sister swam and swimming gave me an opportunity to participate in a sport and achieve something."

International debut

Year
2011
Competing for
Great Britain
Tournament
European Championship
Location
Berlin

General interest

Hobbies
Socialising, travelling. (team-2012.com, 14 Jun 2011)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a bronze medal at the 2011 IPC European Championships in Berlin. (swan.ac.uk, 06 May 2012)
Most influential person in career
Her family. (swimming.org, 14 Jun 2011)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Always believe in yourself, even when things seem to reach their toughest." (swimming.org, 14 Jun 2011)
Famous relatives
Her sister swam for Loughborough University. (swimming.org, 14 Jun 2011)
Impairment
She has bilateral hip dysplasia, which means that neither of her hip joints are fully formed. Therefore there is no support for bearing weight. (swan.ac.uk, 06 May 2012)
Other information
RETIREMENT
She announced her retirement from competitive para-swimming in June 2015. (swimming.org, 02 Jun 2015)

Results

Unit Date Rank
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM10 Final Round 2012-08-30 8
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM10 Heat 2 2012-08-30 4
Women's 100 m Butterfly S10 Final Round 2012-09-01 8
Women's 100 m Butterfly S10 Heat 1 2012-09-01 4
Women's 400 m Freestyle S10 Heat 1 2012-09-05 5
Women's 100 m Freestyle S10 Heat 2 2012-09-06 7