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James Crisp

Swimming
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Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
S9, SB8, SM9

Further personal information

Residence
Sheffield, ENG
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English

Sport specific information

Why this sport?
He initially took up the sport as a form of physiotherapy.
Club / Team
City of Sheffield Swimming Club: England
Name of coach
Russ Barber [club], GBR; Rob Greenwood [national], GBR

International debut

Year
1997
Competing for
Great Britain
Tournament
European Championships
Location
Barcelona, ESP

General interest

Nicknames
Crispy (cityofsheffieldswimsquad.co.uk, 14 May 2013)
Hobbies
Relaxing, watching television, listening to music, football, basketball. (swimming.org, 19 Jul 2013; 2014)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning two gold medals at the 2000 Paralympic Games in Sydney. (swimming.org, 19 Jul 2013)
Most influential person in career
His family. (British Swimming Media Guide, 2010)
Hero / Idol
Dutch footballer Marco van Basten, US basketball player Michael Jordan. (swimming.org, 2014)
Injuries
He was unable to compete at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing because of a recurring shoulder injury. He underwent shoulder reconstruction, and was out of competitive action for nine months. (cityofsheffieldswimsquad.co.uk, 14 May 2013)
Awards and honours
He was named 2011 Sportsman of the Year at the Federation of Disability Sports Organisations Sports Awards Ceremony. (yorkshireswimming.org, 16 Jun 2013)
Impairment
His impairment is a result of the effects of polio. (britishpolio.org.uk, 2012)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Swimming World Championships Eindhoven 2010 (Eindhoven, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 400 m Freestyle S9 Final Round 3
Men's 400 m Freestyle S9 Heat 1 1
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM9 Final Round 4
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM9 Heat 1 1
Men's 100 m Backstroke S9 Final Round 2
Men's 100 m Backstroke S9 Heat 1 2
Athens 2004 Paralympic Games (Athens, Greece)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM9 Final Round 3
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM9 Heat 2 1
Men's 100 m Butterfly S9 Final Round 8
Men's 100 m Butterfly S9 Heat 1 2
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB8 Final Round 2
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB8 Heat 2 2
Men's 100 m Backstroke S9 Final Round 2
Men's 100 m Backstroke S9 Heat 3 1
Men's 400 m Freestyle S9 Final Round 2
Men's 400 m Freestyle S9 Heat 2 1
Men's 100 m Freestyle S9 Heat 2 3
Men's 50 m Freestyle S9 Heat 3 7
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34 pts Heat 2 2
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34 pts Final Round 4
IPC Swimming World Championships Mar del Plata 2002 (Mar del Plata, Argentina)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34 pts Final Round 1
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34 pts Heats 2
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM9 Final Round 1
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM9 Heats 1
Men's 100 m Butterfly S9 Final Round 3
Men's 100 m Butterfly S9 Heats 1
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB8 Final Round 1
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB8 Heats 2
Men's 100 m Backstroke S9 Final Round 1
Men's 100 m Backstroke S9 Heats 1
Men's 400 m Freestyle S9 Final Round 1
Men's 400 m Freestyle S9 Heats 5
Men's 100 m Freestyle S9 Final Round 3
Men's 50 m Freestyle S9 Heats 12
Men's 100 m Freestyle S9 Heats 3
IPC Swimming World Championships Durban 2006 (Durban, South Africa)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Freestyle S9 Heats 18
Men's 100 m Backstroke S9 Heats 2
Men's 100 m Backstroke S9 Final Round 3
Men's 100 m Butterfly S9 Heats 5
Men's 100 m Butterfly S9 Final Round 5
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM9 Heats 5
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM9 Final Round 3
Men's 400 m Freestyle S9 Heats 3
Men's 400 m Freestyle S9 Final Round 1
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34 pts Heats 2
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34 pts Final Round 2
IPC Swimming World Championships Christchurch 1998 (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM9 Heats 2
Men's 4x100 m Medley Open Final Round 3
Men's 4x100 m Medley Open Heats 5
Men's 100 m Backstroke S9 Final Round 1
Men's 100 m Backstroke S9 Heats 1
Men's 4x100 m Freestyle Open Final Round 3
Men's 4x100 m Freestyle Open Heats 2
Men's 400 m Freestyle S9 Final Round 2
Men's 400 m Freestyle S9 Heats 4
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM9 Final Round 1
Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games (Sydney, Australia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Backstroke S9 Final Round 1
Men's 100 m Backstroke S9 Heat 2 1
Men's 400 m Freestyle S9 Final Round 3
Men's 400 m Freestyle S9 Heat 1 1
Men's 100 m Freestyle S9 Final Round 3
Men's 100 m Freestyle S9 Heat 1 2
Men's 100 m Butterfly S9 Heat 1 2
Men's 100 m Butterfly S9 Final Round 2
Men's 200 m Medley SM9 Heat 2 1
Men's 200 m Medley SM9 Final Round 1
Men's 4x100 m Freestyle 34 pts Heat 2 1
Men's 4x100 m Freestyle 34 pts Final Round 1
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34 pts Heat 2 1
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34 pts Final Round 2
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Backstroke S9 Heat 1 2012-08-31 2
Men's 100 m Backstroke S9 Final Round 2012-08-31 2
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB8 Heat 2 2012-09-01 3
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB8 Final Round 2012-09-01 6
Men's 400 m Freestyle S9 Heat 1 2012-09-04 4
Men's 400 m Freestyle S9 Final Round 2012-09-04 8
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM9 Final Round 2012-09-06 5
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM9 Heat 2 2012-09-06 2
Men's 100 m Freestyle S9 Heat 3 2012-09-07 7
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 200 m Individual Medley SM9 Final 1 2013-08-13 5
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM9 Heat 2 2013-08-13 4
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB8 Final 1 2013-08-15 4
Men's 100 m Backstroke S9 Heat 1 2013-08-18 1
Men's 100 m Backstroke S9 Final 1 2013-08-18 2
2015 IPC Swimming World Championships (Glasgow, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Backstroke S9 Heat 2 2015-07-13 1
Men's 100 m Backstroke S9 Final 1 2015-07-13 2
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM9 Final 1 2015-07-19 4
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM9 Heat 1 2015-07-19 4
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM9 Heat 2 2016-09-11 4
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM9 Final Round 2016-09-11 7
Men's 100 m Backstroke S9 Heat 2 2016-09-16 1
Men's 100 m Backstroke S9 Final Round 2016-09-16 4