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Jay Dohnt

Swimming
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
S7, SB6, SM7

Further personal information

Residence
Adelaide, SA, AUS

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He went to Melbourne on holiday following his amputations and there was a pool at the hotel he was staying at. It was there where he developed his love for swimming. Upon his return to Adelaide he immediately signed up for a swimming programme.
Club / Team
Lefevre Portside SA : Australia

International debut

Year
2008
Competing for
Australia

General interest

Hobbies
Body boarding, playing golf. (paralympic.org.au, 25 Jan 2012)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze in the 400m freestyle at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing. (paralympic.org.au, 25 Jan 2012)
Hero / Idol
Paralympian John Maclean, boxer Muhammad Ali. (paralympic.org.au, 25 Jan 2012)
Injuries
He had a serious shoulder injury the kept him out of action for most of 2010. (paralympic.org.au, 25 Jan 2012)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"The harder you work, the luckier you get." (Novita News, Dec 2008)
Awards and honours
He was presented the Tanya Denver Award in 2011, given to the Advertiser Channel Seven Sports Star of the Year who displays endeavour and sportsmanship. (swimmingsa.org.au, 19 Nov 2011)

He won the 2007 Athlete of the Year award in South Australian Wheelchair Sports. (paralympic.org.au, 18 Dec 2009)

He received the 2005 Pride of Australia Courage Award. (paralympic.org.au, 18 Dec 2009)

He was awarded the 2004 Lions Club Children's Courage Award. (paralympic.org.au, 18 Dec 2009)
Ambitions
To swim the English channel, to become a motivational speaker, and write a book about his experiences. (Novita News, Dec 2008)
Impairment
He had both legs amputated below the knee as a result of contracting meningococcal disease at age 13. He is also missing four fingers on his right hand. (saaga.org.au, 18 Dec 2009)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Freestyle S7 Heat 2 6
Men's 400 m Freestyle S7 Heat 1 2
Men's 400 m Freestyle S7 Final Round 3
Men's 100 m Backstroke S7 Heat 2 6
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM7 Heat 2 6
IPC Swimming World Championships Eindhoven 2010 (Eindhoven, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 5,000 m Open Water S10 Final Round 9999
Men's 50 m Butterfly S7 Heat 2 6
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34pts Final Round 1
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34pts Heat 1 1
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM7 Final Round 5
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM7 Heat 1 2
Men's 100 m Freestyle S7 Heat 3 6
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB6 Final Round 5
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB6 Heat 2 3
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM7 Heat 1 2012-09-02 5
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB6 Final Round 2012-09-05 7
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB6 Heat 1 2012-09-05 4
Men's 400 m Freestyle S7 Heat 2 2012-09-06 7