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James Anderson

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Biography

Impairment information

Classification
S2

Further personal information

Residence
Broxburn, SCO
Occupation
Athlete

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began to take swimming seriously after leaving school.
Why this sport?
He grew up watching Scottish swimmer David Wilkie winning medals and always wanted to do the same.
Club / Team
Stirling Swim: Scotland
Name of coach
Kerry Wood

International debut

Year
1991
Competing for
Great Britain
Tournament
European Championships
Location
Barcelona

General interest

Nicknames
Jim the Swim (swimming.org, 19 Aug 2010)
Hobbies
Supporting the Scottish national rugby team, writing short stories. (paralympics.org.uk, 19 Jul 2010)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning four gold medals at the 2004 Paralympic Games in Athens. (swimming.org, 19 Aug 2010)
Most influential person in career
Jim Thomson. (NPC Media Guide 2010)
Hero / Idol
Scottish swimmer David Wilkie. (paralympics.org.uk, 19 Jul 2010)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Work hard." (swimming.org, 19 Aug 2010)
Awards and honours
In 2011 he was named Scottish Swimming's Male Disability Swimmer of the Year. (scottishswimming.com, 12 Sep 2011)

He was named a Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire [MBE] in 2004 and an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire [OBE] in 2009. (paralympicswimming.com, 13 Jun 2010)

He was named BBC Scotland Sports Personality of the Year in 2004. (NPC Media Guide 2010)
Other information
RETIREMENT
He announced his retirement from competitive swimming after taking part in the 2012 Paralympic Games in London, having competed at six Paralympic Games. (swimming.org, 16 Oct 2012)

MULTI-TALENTED
He has won championships in British disco dancing and boccia and he is a published short story writer. (paralympics.org.uk, 19 Jul 2010)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Swimming World Championships Eindhoven 2010 (Eindhoven, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Freestyle S2 Final Round 3
Men's 50 m Freestyle S2 Heat 2 1
Men's 50 m Backstroke S2 Final Round 3
Men's 50 m Backstroke S2 Heat 1 1
Men's 200 m Freestyle S2 Final Round 5
Men's 200 m Freestyle S2 Heat 2 3
Men's 100 m Freestyle S2 Final Round 3
Men's 100 m Freestyle S2 Heat 2 3
IPC Swimming World Championships Durban 2006 (Durban, South Africa)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Freestyle S2 Final Round 2
Men's 200 m Freestyle S2 Heats (S1/2) 2
Men's 200 m Freestyle S2 Final Round 2
Men's 50 m Backstroke S2 Heats 1
Men's 50 m Backstroke S2 Final Round 2
Men's 50 m Freestyle S2 Heats 1
Men's 50 m Freestyle S2 Final Round 1
Men's 100 m Freestyle S2 Heats 2
Athens 2004 Paralympic Games (Athens, Greece)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Backstroke S2 Final Round 1
Men's 50 m Backstroke S2 Heat 2 1
Men's 200 m Freestyle S2 Final Round 1
Men's 200 m Freestyle S2 Heat 2 1
Men's 100 m Freestyle S2 Final Round 1
Men's 100 m Freestyle S2 Heat 2 1
Men's 50 m Freestyle S2 Final Round 1
Men's 50 m Freestyle S2 Heat 1 1
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Freestyle S2 Heat 2 1
Men's 50 m Freestyle S2 Final Round 3
Men's 50 m Backstroke S2 Final Round 2
Men's 50 m Backstroke S2 Heat 2 1
Men's 200 m Freestyle S2 Final Round 2
Men's 200 m Freestyle S2 Heat 2 1
Men's 100 m Freestyle S2 Final Round 3
Men's 100 m Freestyle S2 Heat 1 1
IPC Swimming World Championships Christchurch 1998 (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Freestyle S2 Heats (S1/2) 2
Men's 200 m Freestyle S2 Final Round 1
Men's 50 m Freestyle S2 Final Round 2
Men's 50 m Freestyle S2 Heats (S1/2) 2
Men's 100 m Freestyle S2 Final Round 1
Men's 50 m Backstroke S2 Heats (S1/2) 2
Men's 50 m Backstroke S2 Final Round 1
Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games (Atlanta, United States of America)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Backstroke S2 Final Round 1
Men's 100 m Freestyle S2 Final Round 1
Men's 50 m Freestyle S2 Final Round 2
IPC Swimming World Championships Malta 1994 (Malta, Malta)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Backstroke S1-2 Final Round 3
Men's 50 m Backstroke S1-2 Heats 3
Men's 50 m Freestyle S1-2 Final Round 1
Men's 50 m Freestyle S1-2 Heats 1
Barcelona 1992 Paralympic Games (Barcelona, Spain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Backstroke S2 Final Round 2
Men's 100 m Freestyle S2 Final Round 2
Men's 50 m Freestyle S2 Final Round 2
IPC Swimming World Championships Mar del Plata 2002 (Mar del Plata, Argentina)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Backstroke S2 Final Round 1
Men's 50 m Backstroke S2 Heats 1
Men's 200 m Freestyle S2 Final Round 1
Men's 100 m Freestyle S2 Final Round 1
Men's 100 m Freestyle S2 Heats 2
Men's 50 m Freestyle S2 Final Round 2
Men's 50 m Freestyle S2 Heats 2
Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games (Sydney, Australia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Backstroke S2 Final Round 2
Men's 50 m Freestyle S2 Heat 1 2
Men's 50 m Freestyle S2 Final Round 2
Men's 100 m Freestyle S2 Heat 2 2
Men's 100 m Freestyle S2 Final Round 2
Men's 50 m Backstroke S2 Heat 1 1
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Freestyle S2 Final Round 2012-09-03 8
Men's 100 m Freestyle S2 Heat 2 2012-09-03 4
Men's 50 m Backstroke S2 Final Round 2012-09-05 4
Men's 50 m Backstroke S2 Heat 2 2012-09-05 1
Men's 50 m Freestyle S2 Heat 2 2012-09-07 6