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Rhiannon Henry

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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment

Further personal information

Residence
Manchester, ENG
Languages
English, French
Higher education
Language Studies - French - Concordia University: Montreal, QC, CAN

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up para-cycling in 2012 at Manchester Velodrome in England.
Why this sport?
After failing to win a medal in para-swimming at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London, she realised that she was not enjoying the sport any longer. She got an opportunity to try para-cycling at Manchester Velodrome in England, and from there she began the sport.

General interest

Nicknames
Snoopy (sportwales.org.uk, 2013)
Hero / Idol
British rower Steve Redgrave, US swimmer Mark Spitz. (sportwales.org.uk, 2013)
Awards and honours
In 2003 she won BBC Sport Carwyn James Junior Sportswoman of the Year and Disability Sport Wales Young Athlete of the Year. (paralympics.org.uk, 12 Dec 2003; bridgendsportingchance.org, 28 Sep 2004)
Other sports
She won two bronze medals in para-swimming at the 2004 Paralympic Games in Athens. She also won medals at the world and European championships in para-swimming. (bbc.co.uk, 07 Jun 2013)
Other information
RETIREMENT
She retired from competitive sport in July 2015. "Retiring is never an easy decision for any athlete and I am extremely grateful for all the support I have received in my transition from both Disability Sport Wales and UK Sport." (insidethegames.biz, 02 Jul 2015)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Swimming World Championships Eindhoven 2010 (Eindhoven, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 50 m Freestyle S13 Final Round 4
Women's 100 m Butterfly S13 Final Round 1
Women's 100 m Freestyle S13 Final Round 3
Women's 400 m Freestyle S13 Final Round 2
IPC Swimming World Championships Durban 2006 (Durban, South Africa)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM13 Final Round 5
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM13 Heats 4
Women's 100 m Freestyle S13 Final Round 5
Women's 100 m Freestyle S13 Heats 4
Women's 100 m Butterfly S13 Final Round 3
Women's 50 m Freestyle S13 Final Round 7
Women's 400 m Freestyle S13 Heats 2
Women's 400 m Freestyle S13 Final Round 4
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 50 m Freestyle S13 Final Round 7
Women's 100 m Freestyle S13 Heat 2 4
Women's 100 m Freestyle S13 Final Round 7
Women's 400 m Freestyle S13 Heat 2 3
Women's 400 m Freestyle S13 Final Round 5
Women's 100 m Butterfly S13 Heat 2 4
Women's 100 m Butterfly S13 Final Round 5
Athens 2004 Paralympic Games (Athens, Greece)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM13 Final Round 4
Women's 50 m Freestyle S13 Heat 2 4
Women's 100 m Butterfly S13 Final Round 3
Women's 100 m Backstroke S13 Final Round 6
Women's 100 m Backstroke S13 Heat 2 5
Women's 400 m Freestyle S13 Final Round 3
Women's 100 m Freestyle S13 Final Round 4
Women's 100 m Freestyle S13 Heat 2 2
Women's 50 m Freestyle S13 Final Round 6
IPC Swimming World Championships Mar del Plata 2002 (Mar del Plata, Argentina)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 50 m Freestyle S13 Heats 5
Women's 50 m Freestyle S13 Final Round 4
Women's 100 m Freestyle S13 Heats 3
Women's 100 m Freestyle S13 Final Round 3
Women's 400 m Freestyle S13 Heats 3
Women's 400 m Freestyle S13 Final Round 3
Women's 100 m Butterfly S13 Final Round 2
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM13 Heats 4
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM13 Final Round 3
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 50 m Freestyle S13 Final Round 2012-09-01 7
Women's 50 m Freestyle S13 Heat 2 2012-09-01 3
Women's 100 m Freestyle S13 Final Round 2012-09-02 4
Women's 100 m Freestyle S13 Heat 2 2012-09-02 2
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM13 Final Round 2012-09-07 4
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM13 Heat 1 2012-09-07 2