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Patrick Donachie

Swimming
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Intellectual impairment
Classification
S14, SB14, SM14

Further personal information

Residence
Sydney, NSW, AUS
Languages
English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at age four at a local 'Learn to Swim' class.
Club / Team
Campbelltown Amateur Swimming Club: Sydney, NSW, AUS
Name of coach
Yuriy Vdovychenko [national]

International debut

Year
2000
Competing for
Australia
Location
Sydney, NSW

General interest

Hobbies
Collecting stamps, model railways and miniature V8 super cars. (paralympic.org.au, 18 Nov 2010)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a gold medal in the 4x100m freestyle relay at the 2000 Paralympic Games in Sydney. (paralympic.org.au, 18 Nov 2010)
Hero / Idol
US swimmer Michael Phelps. (paralympic.org.au, 18 Nov 2010)
Awards and honours
He received a Medal of the Order of Australia [OAM] in 2001. (itsanhonour.gov.au, 2012)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games (Sydney, Australia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB14 Heat 1 5
Men's 4x50 m Medley S14 Final Round 4
Men's 4x100 m Freestyle S14 Final Round 1
IPC Swimming World Championships Eindhoven 2010 (Eindhoven, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB14 Heat 4 3
Men's 200 m Freestyle S14 Heat 3 2
IPC Swimming World Championships Mar del Plata 2002 (Mar del Plata, Argentina)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM14 Final Round 2
Men's 100 m Butterfly S14 Final Round 5
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB14 Final Round 2
Men's 100 m Backstroke S14 Final Round 6
Men's 100 m Freestyle S14 Final Round 7
Men's 50 m Freestyle S14 Final Round 4