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Rachael Latham

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Biography

Impairment information

Classification
S8, SB8, SM8

Further personal information

Residence
London, ENG
Occupation
Student
Higher education
Sheffield Hallam University: Sheffield, ENG

Sport specific information

Club / Team
Bolton, ENG

General interest

Nicknames
Rach (britishswimming.org, 27 Jan 2010)
Memorable sporting achievement
Swimming the butterfly leg and helping Great Britain win a silver medal in the 4x100m medley relay at the 2006 World Championships in Durban, South Africa. (britishswimming.org, 27 Jan 2010)
Most influential person in career
Her coach, Tony McGrail. (britishswimming.org, 27 Jan 2010)
Injuries
She tore a shoulder muscle in 2007, which prevented her from using the arm for three months and caused her to switch her focus from butterfly to backstroke in the lead up to the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing. (Daily Mail, 8 Sep 2008)
Other information
RETIRED
The injury she suffered before the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing forced her to retire and concentrate on her sport development degree. (paralympiansclub.org.uk, 27 May 2011)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Swimming World Championships Durban 2006 (Durban, South Africa)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 4x100 m Medley 34 pts Final Round 2
Women's 50 m Freestyle S8 Final Round 6
Women's 50 m Freestyle S8 Heats 8
Women's 100 m Backstroke S8 Heats 5
Women's 100 m Backstroke S8 Final Round 5
Women's 100 m Butterfly S8 Heats 6
Women's 100 m Butterfly S8 Final Round 3
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM8 Heats 6
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM8 Final Round 7
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Backstroke S8 Final Round 5
Women's 100 m Backstroke S8 Heat 1 2
Women's 100 m Butterfly S8 Final Round 7
Women's 100 m Butterfly S8 Heat 2 4
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM8 Heat 2 7