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Katrina Lewis

Swimming
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy

Further personal information

Residence
Canberra, ACT, AUS
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up swimming at age 13.
Why this sport?
Her next door neighbour.suggested she try the sport.

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Coming from fourth place to win gold in the 4x100m medley relay at the 2002 World Championships. (paralympic.org.au, 31 Dec 2009)
Hero / Idol
Australian swimmer Petria Thomas. (paralympic.org.au, 31 Dec 2009)
Awards and honours
She won the Clubs ACT Sport Star Award for 2002, 2003 and 2005. (paralympic.org.au, 31 Dec 2009)

She received the Dawn Fraser Junior Female Award for 2001 and 2004. (paralympic.org.au, 31 Dec 2009)

She was awarded the 2001 Margaret Whitfield Award. (paralympic.org.au, 31 Dec 2009)
Ambitions
To break the 400m freestyle [S10] world record. (I Am magazine, April 2007)
Impairment
Her cerebral palsy is the result of being born 10 weeks premature. (paralympic.org.au, 31 Dec 2009)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Swimming World Championships Mar del Plata 2002 (Mar del Plata, Argentina)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 50 m Freestyle S10 Heats 3
Women's 100 m Butterfly S10 Final Round 6
Women's 100 m Backstroke S10 Final Round 7
Women's 400 m Freestyle S10 Final Round 2
Women's 400 m Freestyle S10 Heats 1
Women's 100 m Freestyle S10 Final Round 3
Women's 100 m Freestyle S10 Heats 3
Women's 50 m Freestyle S10 Final Round 5
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 50 m Freestyle S10 Heat 1 1
Women's 50 m Freestyle S10 Final Round 3
Athens 2004 Paralympic Games (Athens, Greece)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 4x100 m Freestyle 34 pts Final Round 3
Women's 100 m Butterfly S10 Final Round 5
Women's 100 m Butterfly S10 Heat 2 4
Women's 400 m Freestyle S10 Final Round 4
Women's 400 m Freestyle S10 Heat 2 1
Women's 100 m Freestyle S10 Final Round 7
Women's 100 m Freestyle S10 Heat 1 3
Women's 50 m Freestyle S10 Final Round 5
Women's 50 m Freestyle S10 Heat 1 2