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Michael Anderson

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Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
S10, SB9, SM10

Further personal information

Residence
Australia
Languages
English
Higher education
Sports Management - Griffith University: Gold Coast, QLD, AUS

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began competing in 2003.
Club / Team
University of the Sunshine Coast [USC] Spartans: Sippy Downs, QLD, AUS
Name of coach
Jan Cameron [club], AUS; Brendan Keogh [national]

International debut

Year
2005
Competing for
Australia

General interest

Nicknames
Mickey (eSwimmer magazine, 22 Jun 2008)
Most influential person in career
His parents. (paralympic.org.au, 15 Dec 2012)
Hero / Idol
Australian swimmer Ian Thorpe, Swiss tennis player Roger Federer, US boxer Muhammad Ali. (paralympic.org.au, 15 Dec 2012; qasport.qld.cov.au, 15 Dec 2009)
Injuries
He planned to have two shoulder reconstructions after the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (paralympic.org.au, 15 Dec 2012)

He suffered from shoulder injuries in the lead-up to the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing and underwent reconstructive surgery following the Games. (paralympic.org.au, 15 Dec 2012; Off the Blocks magazine, 01 Sep 2008)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery and today is a gift." (paralympic.org.au, 15 Dec 2012)
Awards and honours
He received the Medal of the Order of Australia [OAM] in 2014. (funkita.com, 06 Mar 2015)
Impairment
He has nerve damage in his legs as a result of contracting meningitis. His hearing is also impaired. (paralympic.org.au, 15 Dec 2009)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Swimming World Championships Durban 2006 (Durban, South Africa)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Freestyle S10 Final Round 7
Men's 50 m Freestyle S10 Heats 7
Men's 100 m Freestyle S10 Final Round 5
Men's 100 m Freestyle S10 Heats 8
Men's 100 m Backstroke S10 Final Round 2
Men's 100 m Backstroke S10 Heats 1
IPC Swimming World Championships Eindhoven 2010 (Eindhoven, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Freestyle S10 Final Round 5
Men's 50 m Freestyle S10 Heat 2 2
Men's 100 m Freestyle S10 Heat 2 4
Men's 100 m Backstroke S10 Final Round 6
Men's 100 m Backstroke S10 Heat 2 4
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Backstroke S10 Final Round 2
Men's 100 m Backstroke S10 Heat 1 1
Men's 100 m Freestyle S10 Heat 2 5
Men's 50 m Freestyle S10 Final Round 6
Men's 50 m Freestyle S10 Heat 1 3
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Freestyle S10 Heat 2 2012-08-31 4
Men's 4x100 m Freestyle 34pts Heat 2 2012-09-02 3
Men's 4x100 m Freestyle 34pts Final Round 2012-09-02 1
Men's 100 m Backstroke S10 Final Round 2012-09-04 5
Men's 100 m Backstroke S10 Heat 2 2012-09-04 2
Men's 100 m Freestyle S10 Heat 1 2012-09-06 2
Men's 100 m Freestyle S10 Final Round 2012-09-06 8
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34pts Final Round 2012-09-08 3
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34pts Heat 2 2012-09-08 1
2015 IPC Swimming World Championships (Glasgow, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Freestyle S10 Heat 1 2015-07-13 10
Men's 100 m Backstroke S10 Final 1 2015-07-16 6
Men's 100 m Backstroke S10 Heat 1 2015-07-16 2
Men's 4x100 m Freestyle 34pts Heat 1 2015-07-17 2
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34pts Final 1 2015-07-18 4
Men's 100 m Freestyle S10 Heat 1 2015-07-18 11
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Freestyle S10 Heat 3 2016-09-09 6
Men's 100 m Backstroke S10 Heat 2 2016-09-10 3
Men's 100 m Backstroke S10 Final Round 2016-09-10 6
Men's 100 m Freestyle S10 Heat 3 2016-09-13 5