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Jonathan Fox

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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Classification
S7, SB7, SM7

Further personal information

Residence
Plymouth, ENG
Languages
English
Higher education
Sports Science - Cornwall College: England

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began competing at age 11.
Why this sport?
Competitive swimming was initially part of his physiotherapy regime.

International debut

Year
2006
Competing for
Great Britain
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Durban, RSA

General interest

Nicknames
Fearless Fox, Foxy Bingo (Athlete, 02 Sep 2012)
Most influential person in career
His parents, his coaches, and his family and friends. (Athlete, 02 Sep 2012)
Hero / Idol
British Para swimmer Andrew Lindsay. (Athlete, 02 Sep 2012)
Injuries
An ongoing shoulder injury meant he was unable to compete at both the 2014 European Championships in Eindhoven, Netherlands, and the 2015 World Championships in Glasgow, Scotland. (swimming.org, 03 Jun 2015; bbc.com, 24 Jul 2014)

He was out for three months with a shoulder injury in the early part of 2009. (Athlete, 02 Sep 2012)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Train hard and be the best." (Athlete, 02 Sep 2012)
Awards and honours
He was appointed Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire [MBE] in the 2013 New Year's Honours list. (gov.uk, 29 Dec 2012)
Impairment
He has cerebral palsy. (telegraph.co.uk, 30 Aug 2012)
Other information
RETIREMENT
He retired from competitive swimming in September 2018. "In August I was admitted to hospital and diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. That's something that I'm still coming to terms with and getting used to. Now feels like a suitable time to step away from the sport and focus on my health." (swimswam.com, 25 Sep 2018)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Swimming World Championships Durban 2006 (Durban, South Africa)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Freestyle S7 Final Round 4
Men's 50 m Freestyle S7 Heats 4
Men's 400 m Freestyle S7 Final Round 5
Men's 400 m Freestyle S7 Heats 5
Men's 100 m Backstroke S7 Final Round 5
Men's 100 m Backstroke S7 Heats 6
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Backstroke S7 Final Round 2
Men's 100 m Backstroke S7 Heat 2 2
Men's 400 m Freestyle S7 Heat 1 4
Men's 100 m Freestyle S7 Final Round 5
Men's 50 m Freestyle S7 Heat 2 3
Men's 50 m Freestyle S7 Final Round 8
Men's 100 m Freestyle S7 Heat 1 2
IPC Swimming World Championships Eindhoven 2010 (Eindhoven, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Backstroke S7 Heat 1 1
Men's 100 m Backstroke S7 Final Round 1
Men's 100 m Freestyle S7 Heat 3 3
Men's 100 m Freestyle S7 Final Round 6
Men's 400 m Freestyle S7 Final Round 3
Men's 50 m Freestyle S7 Heat 2 2
Men's 50 m Freestyle S7 Final Round 7
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Backstroke S7 Final Round 2012-08-30 1
Men's 100 m Backstroke S7 Heat 2 2012-08-30 1
Men's 100 m Freestyle S7 Heat 1 2012-09-03 2
Men's 100 m Freestyle S7 Final Round 2012-09-03 5
Men's 50 m Freestyle S7 Heat 1 2012-09-04 4
Men's 50 m Freestyle S7 Final Round 2012-09-04 6
Men's 400 m Freestyle S7 Final Round 2012-09-06 4
Men's 400 m Freestyle S7 Heat 2 2012-09-06 1
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34pts Heat 1 2012-09-08 1
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34pts Final Round 2012-09-08 5
2013 IPC Swimming World Championships (Montreal, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 400 m Freestyle S7 Final 1 2013-08-12 3
Men's 50 m Freestyle S7 Final 1 2013-08-14 7
Men's 50 m Freestyle S7 Heat 1 2013-08-14 7
Men's 100 m Backstroke S7 Heat 2 2013-08-15 1
Men's 100 m Backstroke S7 Final 1 2013-08-15 1
Men's 100 m Freestyle S7 Final 1 2013-08-16 5
Men's 100 m Freestyle S7 Heat 1 2013-08-16 5
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Backstroke S7 Final Round 2016-09-08 2
Men's 100 m Backstroke S7 Heat 2 2016-09-08 1
Men's 50 m Freestyle S7 Final Round 2016-09-09 6
Men's 50 m Freestyle S7 Heat 2 2016-09-09 3
Men's 400 m Freestyle S7 Heat 1 2016-09-14 1
Men's 400 m Freestyle S7 Final Round 2016-09-14 2
Men's 100 m Freestyle S7 Final Round 2016-09-16 5
Men's 100 m Freestyle S7 Heat 1 2016-09-16 1