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Peter Leek

Swimming
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Classification
S8, SB8, SM8

Further personal information

Residence
Canberra, ACT, AUS
Occupation
Consultant
Languages
English
Higher education
Economics - University of Canberra: Australia

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at age four.
Why this sport?
He took up swimming after he was told it would be good therapy for his impairment.
Name of coach
Yuriy Vdovychenko [national]

International debut

Year
2006
Competing for
Australia
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Durban, RSA

General interest

Nicknames
Pipes (paralympic.org.au, 31 Dec 2009)
Most influential person in career
His friends. (paralympic.org.au, 31 Dec 2009)
Hero / Idol
Australian Paralympic swimmer Ben Austin and US swimmer Michael Phelps. (paralympic.org.au, 31 Dec 2009)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Believe in yourself and you can achieve whatever you want to achieve." (ausport.gov.au, 31 Dec 2009)
Awards and honours
In 2010 he was named Australia's Multi-Class Swimmer of the Year. (FINA Aquatics World Magazine, 07 Dec 2010)

In 2009 he received the Medal of the Order of Australia [OAM] for service to sport as a gold medallist at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing. (itsanhonour.gov.au, 31 Dec 2009)

He was named the Hawkesbury Sportsperson of the Year in 2008 and 2009, the first athlete to receive the award in two consecutive years. (hawkesburygazette.com.au, 26 Aug 2009)
Other information
OTHER ACTIVITIES
He is a committee member for the Friends of Brain Injured Children ACT organisation in Australia. (Linkedin profile, 15 May 2014)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Swimming World Championships Durban 2006 (Durban, South Africa)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34 pts Final Round 1
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34 pts Heats 1
Men's 400 m Freestyle S8 Final Round 3
Men's 400 m Freestyle S8 Heats 4
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM8 Final Round 2
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM8 Heats 2
Men's 100 m Butterfly S8 Final Round 2
Men's 100 m Butterfly S8 Heats 2
Men's 100 m Backstroke S8 Final Round 1
Men's 100 m Backstroke S8 Heats 1
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM8 Final Round 1
Men's 4x100 m Freestyle 34 pts Final Round 2
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34 pts Heat 2 2
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34 pts Final Round 1
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM8 Heat 1 1
Men's 100 m Backstroke S8 Final Round 2
Men's 100 m Backstroke S8 Heat 1 1
Men's 50 m Freestyle S8 Heat 2 2
Men's 50 m Freestyle S8 Final Round 2
Men's 100 m Freestyle S8 Heat 2 1
Men's 100 m Freestyle S8 Final Round 3
Men's 400 m Freestyle S8 Heat 1 1
Men's 400 m Freestyle S8 Final Round 2
Men's 100 m Butterfly S8 Heat 1 1
Men's 100 m Butterfly S8 Final Round 1
IPC Swimming World Championships Eindhoven 2010 (Eindhoven, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Backstroke S8 Heat 1 2
Men's 100 m Backstroke S8 Final Round 2
Men's 100 m Butterfly S8 Heat 2 1
Men's 100 m Butterfly S8 Final Round 1
Men's 100 m Freestyle S8 Heat 2 2
Men's 100 m Freestyle S8 Final Round 1
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM8 Heat 2 1
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM8 Final Round 1
Men's 4x100 m Freestyle 34pts Heat 1 1
Men's 4x100 m Freestyle 34pts Final Round 1
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34pts Heat 1 1
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34pts Final Round 1
Men's 50 m Freestyle S8 Heat 3 1
Men's 50 m Freestyle S8 Final Round 1