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Louise Walmsley

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Biography

Impairment information

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

Sport specific information

Why this sport?
She took up swimming because her older sister was a swimmer and she looked up to her.
Name of coach
Rob Greenwood [national]
Coach from which country?
Great Britain

International debut

Year
2006
Competing for
Great Britain
Tournament
World Championships
Location
South Africa

General interest

Nicknames
Lou (sportcentric.com, 03 Feb 2010)
Hobbies
Running. (paralympics.org.uk, 03 Feb 2010)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a silver medal in the 100m freestyle at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing. (sportcentric.com, 03 Feb 2010)
Most influential person in career
Coach Robin Brew and her family. (sportcentric.com, 03 Feb 2010)
Hero / Idol
South African swimmer Natalie du Toit. (British Swimming, 10 Jul 2011)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Train hard, never give in to any pain. It's always worth it in the end." (sportcentric.com, 03 Feb 2010)
Impairment
She was born without her left hand. (The Daily Mail, 23 Sep 2011)
Other information
SWEDEN TO ENGLAND
She moved from Sweden to England at age four after her parents divorced. Her father moved to Japan and she moved to England with her mother. (The Daily Mail, 23 Sep 2011)

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 100 m Freestyle S9 Final Round 4
Women's 100 m Freestyle S9 Heats 6
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB9 Final Round 5
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB9 Heats 3
Women's 100 m Backstroke S9 Heats 11
Women's 50 m Freestyle S9 Heats 7
Women's 50 m Freestyle S9 Final Round 6
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM9 Heat 1 1
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM9 Final Round 3
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB9 Final Round 3
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB9 Heat 1 4
Women's 400 m Freestyle S9 Final Round 5
Women's 50 m Freestyle S9 Heat 1 2
Women's 50 m Freestyle S9 Final Round 3
Women's 100 m Freestyle S9 Heat 2 1
Women's 100 m Freestyle S9 Final Round 2
Women's 400 m Freestyle S9 Heat 3 2
IPC Swimming World Championships Eindhoven 2010 (Eindhoven, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB9 Heat 1 2
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB9 Final Round 2
Women's 100 m Freestyle S9 Heat 1 1
Women's 100 m Freestyle S9 Final Round 3
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM9 Heat 1 1
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM9 Final Round 2
Women's 4x100 m Freestyle 34pts Heat 2 1
Women's 4x100 m Freestyle 34pts Final Round 2
Women's 50 m Freestyle S9 Heat 2 1
Women's 50 m Freestyle S9 Final Round 1
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 4x100 m Freestyle 34pts Final Round 2012-09-03 3
Women's 50 m Freestyle S9 Heat 2 2012-09-05 1
Women's 50 m Freestyle S9 Final Round 2012-09-05 2
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM9 Final Round 2012-09-06 3
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM9 Heat 1 2012-09-06 1
Women's 100 m Freestyle S9 Final Round 2012-09-07 5
Women's 100 m Freestyle S9 Heat 1 2012-09-07 1
Women's 4x100 m Medley 34pts Final Round 2012-09-07 2
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB9 Heat 1 2012-09-08 5