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Lara Ferguson

Swimming
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Biography

Impairment information

Classification
S9

Further personal information

Languages
English
Higher education
The University of Edinburgh: Scotland

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She learned to swim at the Fife Sports Institute in Scotland.
Club / Team
Carnegie Swimming Club: Scotland
Name of coach
Rob Greenwood [national]
Coach from which country?
England

General interest

Hobbies
Reading, cooking. (scottishdisabilitysport.com, 01 Jan 2012)
Injuries
She was forced to come home early from the 2004 Paralympic Games in Athens and missed the 2005 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, Australia, due to colitis illness, a disease of the digestive system. (bbc.co.uk, 07 Dec 2005)
Other sports
She played table tennis whilst at school and won Scottish singles and doubles titles partnered by fellow para-swimmer Paul Noble. (scottishdisabilitysport.com, 01 Jan 2012)
Other information
RETIREMENT
She retired from swimming for a period of time in 2007 due to illness. She was back competing by 2009. (sportfocus.com, 21 Apr 2007; scottishdisabilitysport.com, 01 Jan 2012)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games (Atlanta, United States of America)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 50 m Freestyle S9 Heats 14
Women's 100 m Freestyle S9 Heats 12
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB9 Heats 4
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB9 Final Round 5
Women's 200 m Medley SM9 Heats 9
Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games (Sydney, Australia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 200 m Medley SM9 Heat 1 4
Women's 200 m Medley SM9 Final Round 8
Women's 4x100 m Freestyle 34 pts Final Round 4
Women's 4x100 m Medley 34 pts Final Round 2
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB9 Final Round 3
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB9 Heat 2 2
Women's 100 m Freestyle S9 Heat 2 7
Athens 2004 Paralympic Games (Athens, Greece)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 50 m Freestyle S9 Heat 2 9999
Women's 100 m Freestyle S9 Heat 1 4
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB9 Heat 1 5
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM9 Heat 2 8
Women's 4x100 m Freestyle 34 pts Final Round 6
Women's 4x100 m Medley 34 pts Final Round 9999
IPC Swimming World Championships Christchurch 1998 (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM9 Heats 8
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM9 Final Round 5
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB9 Heats 11
Women's 4x100 m Freestyle Open Final Round 3