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Matthew Whorwood

Swimming
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Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S6, SB6, SM6

Further personal information

Residence
Newquay, ENG
Occupation
Student
Higher education
Mechanical Engineering

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at age 12 in Newquay, England.
Why this sport?
He got into the sport through his local surf life saving club.
Club / Team
Swansea HPC/Swansea Performance: Swansea, WAL
Name of coach
Billy Pye
Training Regime
He trains with fellow Great Britain Paralympian Ellie Simmonds for approximately 18 to 20 hours each week.

International debut

Year
2006
Competing for
Great Britain
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Durban

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Winning two silver medals at the 2006 World Championships in Durban, South Africa. (swimming.org, 19 aug 2010)
Most influential person in career
His parents. (sportcentric.com, 04 Feb 2010)
Hero / Idol
British Paralympic swimmer Sascha Kindred. (sportcentric.com, 04 Feb 2010)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Enjoy the journey, accept sacrifices and disappointments." (sportcentric.com, 04 Feb 2010)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Swimming World Championships Durban 2006 (Durban, South Africa)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Freestyle S6 Final Round 7
Men's 50 m Freestyle S6 Heats 8
Men's 400 m Freestyle S6 Final Round 2
Men's 400 m Freestyle S6 Heats 2
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM6 Final Round 2
Men's 100 m Freestyle S6 Final Round 7
Men's 100 m Freestyle S6 Heats 8
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB6 Final Round 5
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB6 Heats 5
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB6 Final Round 3
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM6 Heat 1 2
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM6 Final Round 4
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB6 Heat 2 1
Men's 400 m Freestyle S6 Final Round 3
Men's 400 m Freestyle S6 Heat 1 2
Men's 50 m Freestyle S6 Heat 1 6
Men's 100 m Freestyle S6 Heat 1 4
Men's 100 m Freestyle S6 Final Round 6
IPC Swimming World Championships Eindhoven 2010 (Eindhoven, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB6 Heat 2 4
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB6 Final Round 6
Men's 100 m Freestyle S6 Heat 3 1
Men's 100 m Freestyle S6 Final Round 5
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM6 Heat 1 3
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM6 Final Round 4
Men's 400 m Freestyle S6 Heat 1 1
Men's 400 m Freestyle S6 Final Round 2
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 400 m Freestyle S6 Heat 2 2012-09-01 2
Men's 400 m Freestyle S6 Final Round 2012-09-01 3
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM6 Final Round 2012-09-03 5
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM6 Heat 1 2012-09-03 3
Men's 50 m Freestyle S6 Heat 2 2012-09-04 5
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB6 Heat 2 2012-09-05 5
Men's 100 m Freestyle S6 Heat 1 2012-09-08 3
Men's 100 m Freestyle S6 Final Round 2012-09-08 7