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Rebecca Redfern

Swimming
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Classification
S13, SB13, SM13

Further personal information

Family
Partner James, son Patrick [2020]
Residence
Worcester, ENG
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She learnt to swim at an early age at her local pool.
Why this sport?
"My older brothers were already into competitive swimming, so I joined them."
Club / Team
Worcester Swimming Club: England
Name of coach
Mark Stowe [club], GBR

International debut

Year
2016
Competing for
Great Britain
Tournament
European Championships
Location
Funchal, POR

General interest

Nicknames
Becky (Facebook profile, 26 Aug 2018)
Most influential person in career
Her parents. (sportsaid.org.uk, 01 Jan 2016)
Hero / Idol
British Para swimmer Ellie Simmonds. (sportsaid.org.uk, 01 Jan 2016)
Awards and honours
In 2016 she received the Black Pear Tree Award from Worcestershire County Council in England. (worldclassworcestershire.co.uk, 01 Nov 2016)

She was named Junior Female Sportsperson of the Year at the 2016 Herefordshire and Worcestershire Sports Awards in England. (sportspartnershiphw.co.uk, 2016)

She received the Aspiring Talent award at the 2016 West Midlands Community Sports Awards in England. (worcesternews.co.uk, 02 Dec 2016)
Famous relatives
Her brother Matthew has a vision impairment and has competed in Para swimming, while her other brother Anthony has participated in able-bodied swimming for Worcester SC in England. (worcesternews.co.uk, 27 Mar 2016, 26 Apr 2016)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (worcesterobserver.co.uk, 14 Jun 2018; droitwichstandard.co.uk, 13 Sep 2019)
Impairment
She was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa, a degenerative eye condition, at age nine. (droitwichstandard.co.uk, 27 Apr 2016)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB13 Heat 2 2016-09-11 1
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB13 Final Round 2016-09-11 2