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Graham Edmunds

Swimming
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Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
S10, SB9, SM10

Further personal information

Residence
Swansea, WAL
Occupation
Pharmacist

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began the sport following his motorcycle accident in October 2000.
Why this sport?
He spent a lot of time in swimming pools as part of his rehabilitation, and would swim lengths of the pool when he got bored of the underwater walking he had to do. After he had recovered he decided to join a swimming club.
Club / Team
Swansea HPC/Swansea Performance: Swansea, WAL
Name of coach
Billy Pye

International debut

Year
2004
Competing for
Great Britain
Location
Athens

General interest

Nicknames
Satan. (sportcentric.com, 18 Jan 2010)
Hobbies
Snowboarding and surfing. (paralympics.org.uk, 18 Jan 2010)
Memorable sporting achievement
Beating his personal best in the 100m freestyle by two and a half seconds at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing. (swimming.org, 19 Aug 2010)
Most influential person in career
His younger brother and his mother, who encouraged him to swim when he was younger. (British Swimming Media Guide, 10 Jul 2011)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"You have to push yourself. No one else can really do that for you." (swimming.org, 19 Aug 2010)
Awards and honours
He was a member of the British 4x100m [34 point] freestyle relay team that broke the world record at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing. (paralympics.org.uk, 18 Jan 2010)
Impairment
He was in a motorcycle accident in October 2000, which resulted in permanent damage to his legs. (bbc.co.uk, 16 Jul 2008)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Athens 2004 Paralympic Games (Athens, Greece)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Freestyle S10 Heat 2 4
Men's 50 m Freestyle S10 Final Round 6
Men's 100 m Freestyle S10 Heat 3 5
Men's 4x100 m Freestyle 34 pts Heat 2 1
Men's 4x100 m Freestyle 34 pts Final Round 1
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 4x100 m Freestyle 34 pts Final Round 1
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34 pts Heat 2 4
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34 pts Final Round 5
Men's 100 m Freestyle S10 Final Round 7
Men's 100 m Freestyle S10 Heat 2 3
Men's 50 m Freestyle S10 Final Round 8
Men's 50 m Freestyle S10 Heat 1 2
IPC Swimming World Championships Eindhoven 2010 (Eindhoven, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Butterfly S10 Heat 2 6
Men's 100 m Freestyle S10 Heat 3 4
Men's 4x100 m Freestyle 34pts Heat 2 1
Men's 4x100 m Freestyle 34pts Final Round 3
Men's 50 m Freestyle S10 Heat 3 4
Men's 50 m Freestyle S10 Final Round 6
IPC Swimming World Championships Durban 2006 (Durban, South Africa)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Freestyle S10 Final Round 6
Men's 50 m Freestyle S10 Heats 5
Men's 4x100 m Freestyle 34 pts Final Round 1
Men's 100 m Freestyle S10 Heats 16
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Freestyle S10 Heat 1 2012-08-31 4
Men's 100 m Butterfly S10 Heat 3 2012-09-01 7
Men's 100 m Freestyle S10 Heat 2 2012-09-06 4