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Kate Grey

Swimming
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
S9, SB9, SM9

Further personal information

Occupation
Athlete
Higher education
Coaching, Sport Studies - University of Bath: Bath, ENG

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming at age five in Thornbury.

International debut

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

General interest

Hero / Idol
British swimmer Sascha Kindred. (britishswimming.org, 22 Jan 2010)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Chase the dream, not the competition." (britishswimming.org, 22 Jan 2010)
Awards and honours
She was voted University of Bath Sports Personality of the Year in 2010. (teambath.com, 03 Apr 2011)
Other sports
She competed at a county level in able bodied netball, athletics and cross country running. (paralympics.org.uk, 22 Jan 2010)
Famous relatives
Her younger sister plays netball and has represented England at a junior level. (britishswimming.org, 22 Jan 2010)
Impairment
She lost her left hand at age two after it was severed in a mincing machine. (thisisbristol.co.uk, 21 Jul 2009)
Other information
ILLNESS
An illness prevented her from being able to qualify for the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (somersetguardian.co.uk, 14 Mar 2015)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Swimming World Championships Durban 2006 (Durban, South Africa)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 4x100 m Medley 34 pts Final Round 2
Women's 50 m Freestyle S9 Heats 10
Women's 100 m Backstroke S9 Heats 9
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB9 Heats 6
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB9 Final Round 6
Women's 100 m Freestyle S9 Heats 13
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM9 Heats 5
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM9 Final Round 6
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB9 Final Round 5
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB9 Heat 1 1
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM9 Heat 1 5