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Megan Richter

Athletics | Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Classification
S8, SB7, SM8

Further personal information

Residence
Sheffield, ENG
Occupation
Student
Languages
English
Higher education
Sport Studies - Dudley College of Technology: England

International debut

Year
2014
Competing for
Great Britain

General interest

Hobbies
Cycling, music. (LinkedIn profile, 01 Dec 2020)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze in the S8 100m backstroke at the 2019 World Championships in London, England. (LinkedIn profile, 01 Dec 2020)
Hero / Idol
Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal. (artena-solutions.com, 27 Feb 2013)
Awards and honours
She won the 2011 West Midlands Para Swimming Squad's Improver Award. (artena-solutions.com, 18 Feb 2012)
Other sports
She has competed in Para triathlon at international level, and was the winner in the PTS4 classification at the 2018 World Cup event in Funchal, Portugal. She has also competed in Para athletics at national level in England. (paralympics.org.uk, 28 Oct 2018; englandathletics.org, 28 Aug 2014)
Famous relatives
Her sister Aimee has competed for the Orion Swimming Club in Birmingham, England. (artena-solutions.com, 27 Feb 2013)
Other information
TRIATHLON
In 2018 she began competing in Para triathlon at international level, but said that swimming would continue to be her main sport. "I'm pleased to have slowly added running back into my training. It's so useful for aerobic fitness for swimming, and it's made a big difference. I'm starting to go out more on the bike as well and I'm definitely getting a lot better." (paralympics.org.uk, 25 Oct 2018)

OTHER ACTIVITIES
She has volunteered as a swimming coach at Orion Swimming Club in Birmingham, England, and as an athlete representative for British Swimming. (LinkedIn profile, 01 Dec 2020)

FURTHER EDUCATION
In 2019 she began studying for a bachelor's degree in biomedical science at the University of Sheffield in England. (sheffield.ac.uk, 18 Feb 2020; LinkedIn profile, 01 Dec 2020)