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Lewis White

Swimming
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Biography

Impairment information

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

Further personal information

Residence
Swadlincote, ENG
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming competitively at age 10.
Club / Team
City of Manchester Aquatics Swim Team [COMAST]: England
Name of coach
Mark Rose [personal]; Rob Aubry [national]

International debut

Year
2016
Competing for
Great Britain
Tournament
European Championships
Location
Funchal, POR

General interest

Nicknames
Lew (Facebook profile, 15 May 2017)
Hero / Idol
British Para swimmers James Crisp and Oliver Hynd. (burtonmail.co.uk, 03 Aug 2015)
Awards and honours
He was named the 2017 Young Sportsman of the Year by the Derby Telegraph newspaper in England. (derbytelegraph.co.uk, 01 Apr 2018)

He was named the 2016 Para Sportsperson of the Year by the Derby Telegraph. (south-derbys.gov.uk, 14 Nov 2016)

He was named Junior Para Sportsperson of the Year at the 2013 and 2014 Derbyshire Sports Awards in England. (burtonmail.co.uk, 08 Nov 2014)

He was named Para Sportsperson of the Year at the 2012 Derbyshire Schools' Sports Association Sports Awards. (burtonmail.co.uk, 09 Oct 2012)
Milestones
At age 16 he was the youngest male British athlete to compete in any sport at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (derbytelegraph.co.uk, 01 Apr 2018; SportsDeskOnline, 01 Jan 2019)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (derbytelegraph.co.uk, 25 Apr 2016)
Impairment
He was born without his right hand. (burtonmail.co.uk, 31 Jul 2013)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 400 m Freestyle S9 Heat 1 2016-09-09 2
Men's 400 m Freestyle S9 Final Round 2016-09-09 3
Men's 100 m Freestyle S9 Swim-Off 2016-09-12 2
Men's 100 m Freestyle S9 Heat 2 2016-09-12 4
Men's 4x100 m Freestyle 34pts Final Round 2016-09-14 4
Men's 100 m Backstroke S9 Heat 2 2016-09-16 7