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Michael Prout

Swimming
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Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S9, SB9, SM9

Further personal information

Residence
Salt Lake City, UT, USA
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English
Higher education
University of Massachusetts: Amherst, MA, USA

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at age five.
Why this sport?
His doctor recommended swimming as rehabilitation after Prout had a hip operation.

International debut

Year
2002
Competing for
United States
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Argentina

General interest

Nicknames
Little Mikey [because he was the smallest swimmer on the University of Massachusetts team]. (umassathletics.cstv.com, 21 Jun 2007)
Awards and honours
He captained the US swim team at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (Twitter profile, 03 Nov 2013)
Famous relatives
His younger sister Taryn has also swum for the University of Massachusetts in the United States. (umassathletics.cstv.com, 21 Jun 2007)
Impairment
He was born with his right arm shorter than his left, and a right hand with only three fingers. His right leg was also shorter and weaker than his left. (atlantic10.com, 12 Aug 2008)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34 pts Final Round 7
Men's 50 m Freestyle S9 Heat 2 7
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34 pts Heat 2 1
Men's 4x100 m Freestyle 34 pts Final Round 6
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM9 Final Round 6
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM9 Heat 1 4
Men's 100 m Backstroke S9 Final Round 8
Men's 100 m Backstroke S9 Heat 2 4
Men's 100 m Butterfly S9 Heat 2 7
Men's 400 m Freestyle S9 Final Round 7
Men's 400 m Freestyle S9 Heat 1 3
Men's 100 m Freestyle S9 Heat 1 5
IPC Swimming World Championships Durban 2006 (Durban, South Africa)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Butterfly S9 Heats 11
Men's 100 m Freestyle S9 Heats 3
Men's 100 m Freestyle S9 Final Round 4
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM9 Heats 3
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM9 Final Round 4
Men's 400 m Freestyle S9 Heats 1
Men's 400 m Freestyle S9 Final Round 4
Men's 4x100 m Freestyle 34 pts Final Round 4
Men's 5,000 m Open Water Final Round 4
Men's 50 m Freestyle S9 Heats 11
Men's 100 m Backstroke S9 Final Round 6
Men's 100 m Backstroke S9 Heats 4
Athens 2004 Paralympic Games (Athens, Greece)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34 pts Final Round 7
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34 pts Heat 1 4
Men's 50 m Freestyle S9 Heat 2 4
Men's 100 m Freestyle S9 Heat 2 1
Men's 4x100 m Freestyle 34 pts Final Round 5
Men's 4x100 m Freestyle 34 pts Heat 2 3
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM9 Final Round 4
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM9 Heat 1 2
Men's 100 m Butterfly S9 Final Round 6
Men's 100 m Butterfly S9 Heat 1 1
Men's 100 m Backstroke S9 Final Round 7
Men's 100 m Backstroke S9 Heat 2 2
Men's 400 m Freestyle S9 Final Round 1
Men's 400 m Freestyle S9 Heat 1 1
Men's 100 m Freestyle S9 Final Round 3
IPC Swimming World Championships Mar del Plata 2002 (Mar del Plata, Argentina)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 5,000 m Open Water Final Round 9999
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34 pts Final Round 4
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34 pts Heats 3
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM9 Final Round 5
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM9 Heats 8
Men's 100 m Butterfly S9 Heats 9
Men's 100 m Backstroke S9 Heats 14
Men's 400 m Freestyle S9 Final Round 4
Men's 400 m Freestyle S9 Heats 2
Men's 100 m Freestyle S9 Final Round 6
Men's 100 m Freestyle S9 Heats 6
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Butterfly S9 Heat 2 2012-08-30 8
Men's 100 m Backstroke S9 Heat 2 2012-08-31 7
Men's 4x100 m Freestyle 34pts Final Round 2012-09-02 6
Men's 4x100 m Freestyle 34pts Heat 1 2012-09-02 3
Men's 400 m Freestyle S9 Heat 1 2012-09-04 5
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM9 Heat 1 2012-09-06 6
Men's 100 m Freestyle S9 Heat 1 2012-09-07 5
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34pts Final Round 2012-09-08 6
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34pts Heat 1 2012-09-08 3