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Jack Bridge

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Classification
S10, SB9, SM10

Further personal information

Residence
Preston, ENG
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
English
Higher education
Business Management - Northumbria University: Newcastle, ENG

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up swimming at age four.
Why this sport?
He says his impairment was his inspiration for taking up the sport.
Club / Team
City of Newcastle: England
Name of coach
Rob Greenwood [national], GBR; Louise Graham [personal]

General interest

Nicknames
Bridgey (paralympics.channel4.com, 15 Aug 2012)
Hobbies
Cricket, football. (paralympics.channel4.com, 15 Aug 2012)
Memorable sporting achievement
Being selected for the 2012 Paralympic Games in London, and competing in his first race at the 2011 European Championships in Berlin, Germany. (paralympics.channel4.com, 15 Aug 2012)
Most influential person in career
His family. (team-2012.com, 15 Jun 2011)
Hero / Idol
US swimmer Michael Phelps. (paralympics.channel4.com, 15 Aug 2012)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
While on the starting block he inhales and exhales twice before the starter tells the swimmers to take their marks. (paralympics.channel4.com, 15 Aug 2012)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Excellence is the gradual result of always striving to do better." (Twitter profile, 06 Jun 2015)
Awards and honours
He was named Disability Athlete of the Year at the 2010 Preston Sports Awards in England. (preston.gov.uk, 14 Feb 2013)
Other sports
He had a trial for football club Preston North End in England. (paralympics.org.uk, 17 Nov 2012)
Impairment
He has haemophilia. (paralympics.org.uk, 10 Apr 2012)

Results

Unit Date Rank
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM10 Heat 2 2012-08-30 6
Men's 100 m Backstroke S10 Heat 3 2012-09-04 6
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB9 Final Round 2012-09-08 4
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB9 Heat 2 2012-09-08 2
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34pts Final Round 2012-09-08 5
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34pts Heat 1 2012-09-08 1
2013 IPC Swimming World Championships (Montreal, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB9 Heat 1 2013-08-14 4
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB9 Final 1 2013-08-14 7
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34pts Final 1 2013-08-18 9999