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James Clegg

Swimming
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Classification
S12, SB12, SM12

Further personal information

Residence
Scotland
Higher education
Social Work Studies - Jewel and Esk College: Edinburgh, SCO

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up swimming in 2006 at school.

General interest

Nicknames
The Sloth (britishgas.co.uk, 04 Apr 2014)
Hobbies
Playing guitar, video games. (swimming.org, 09 Nov 2012)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a bronze medal at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (swimming.org, 09 Nov 2012)
Most influential person in career
Coach Mat Trodden. (swimming.org, 09 Nov 2012)
Hero / Idol
Australian swimmer Ian Thorpe, US swimmer Michael Phelps. (NPC, 27 Aug 2012)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
He always eats raw carrots before he trains. (winningstudent-scotland.ac.uk, 2010)
Famous relatives
His older sister Libby won a silver medal in the T11 100m event at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. His younger brother Stephen has also competed in para-swimming. (heraldscotland.com, 14 Jul 2013; scotsman.com, 29 Mar 2010)
Ambitions
To become a personal trainer and to develop his own business. (NPC, 27 Aug 2012)
Impairment
He has Stargardt's disease, a deteriorating genetic eye condition which affects the central vision. Both his brother and sister also have the same condition. (scotsman.com, 29 Mar 2010)
Other information
RETIREMENT
He announced his retirement from competitive para-swimming in April 2015. (scottishswimming.com, 29 Apr 2015)

Results

Unit Date Rank
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Butterfly S12 Heat 1 2012-09-02 1
Men's 100 m Butterfly S12 Final Round 2012-09-02 3
Men's 100 m Freestyle S12 Final Round 2012-09-04 8
Men's 100 m Freestyle S12 Heat 1 2012-09-04 3
Men's 50 m Freestyle S12 Final Round 2012-09-07 6
Men's 50 m Freestyle S12 Heat 2 2012-09-07 3
2013 IPC Swimming World Championships (Montreal, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Freestyle S12 Heat 1 2013-08-12 10
Men's 100 m Butterfly S12 Heat 1 2013-08-13 4
Men's 100 m Butterfly S12 Final 1 2013-08-13 6
Men's 50 m Freestyle S12 Heat 2 2013-08-15 11
Men's 400 m Freestyle S12 Final 1 2013-08-16 3