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Jesse Aungles

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S8, SB7, SM8

Further personal information

Family
Partner Ashleigh Cockburn
Occupation
Student
Languages
English, Japanese
Higher education
International Relations, Politics - University of Canberra: Australia

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He first tried the sport at the Come and Try races organised by Swimming South Australia. He took part in his first competition at age nine.
Why this sport?
"I loved the water as a baby. It is a great sport that uses a lot of the muscles in my body. I can do it without being encumbered with prosthetic legs or a wheelchair."
Club / Team
Marion Swimming Club: Adelaide, SA, AUS
Name of coach
Yuriy Vdovychenko [national], UKR

General interest

Hobbies
Learning and speaking Japanese, playing basketball, tennis and wheelchair tennis. (commonwealthgames.com.au, 01 Feb 2018; paralympic.org.au, 01 Oct 2016)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in the SM8 200m individual medley at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, QLD, Australia. (canberra.edu.au, 25 Apr 2018)
Most influential person in career
His parents. (commonwealthgames.com.au, 01 Feb 2018)
Hero / Idol
Australian Para swimmers Matthew Cowdrey and Ahmed Kelly. (commonwealthgames.com.au, 01 Feb 2018, Kanguru Energy YouTube channel, 14 Feb 2019)
Injuries
In May 2019 he underwent heart surgery. (Instagram profile, 28 May 2019)
Awards and honours
He received the Swimmers' Swimmer Award at the 2019 Swimming Australia Awards. (swimming.org.au, 24 Nov 2019)

In 2017 he was inducted into the Swimming South Australia Hall of Fame. (SwimmingSA, 30 Aug 2017)
Famous relatives
His partner Ashleigh Cockburn has competed in Para swimming for Australia. (Facebook profile, 09 Oct 2020; swimswam.com, 08 Aug 2014)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. He also aspires to work as a diplomat following his swimming career. (sportaus.gov.au, 22 Dec 2020; commonwealthgames.com.au, 01 Feb 2018; swimming.org.au, 01 Mar 2018)
Impairment
His right leg did not develop properly, which meant he was born with one femur 10% shorter than the other and finished at the knee. His left leg was missing the fibula bone, the ankle, and he had only one toe on the foot. At age one, his left foot was amputated and his hip reconstructed. (novita.org.au, 03 Sep 2011)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2015 IPC Swimming World Championships (Glasgow, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Butterfly S8 Heat 2 2015-07-13 7
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM8 Heat 1 2015-07-15 3
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM8 Final 1 2015-07-15 5
Men's 400 m Freestyle S8 Heat 2 2015-07-17 6
Men's 400 m Freestyle S8 Final 1 2015-07-17 6
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34pts Heat 1 2015-07-18 4
Men's 100 m Backstroke S8 Heat 1 2015-07-18 5
Men's 100 m Backstroke S8 Final 1 2015-07-18 6
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34pts Final 1 2015-07-18 4
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 400 m Freestyle S8 Final Round 2016-09-08 8
Men's 400 m Freestyle S8 Heat 2 2016-09-08 5
Men's 100 m Butterfly S8 Heat 1 2016-09-09 4
Men's 100 m Butterfly S8 Final Round 2016-09-09 7
Men's 100 m Backstroke S8 Heat 2 2016-09-13 4
Men's 100 m Backstroke S8 Final Round 2016-09-13 7
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM8 Final Round 2016-09-17 6
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM8 Heat 1 2016-09-17 3