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Richard Eliason

Swimming
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Intellectual impairment
Classification
S14, SB14, SM14

Further personal information

Residence
Canberra, ACT, AUS
Languages
English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming competitively in 2001.
Why this sport?
He learned to swim at a young age to keep his head above water, but what began as a basic safety precaution turned into a love affair with water.
Club / Team
Ginninderra Swim Club: Australia

International debut

Year
2005
Competing for
Australia

General interest

Hero / Idol
Australian swimmer Brenton Rickard. (paralympic.org.au, 18 Nov 2010)
Injuries
He was involved in a motorcycle accident in December 2011, which resulted in him breaking his spine in five places. He returned to competition at the Paralympic national selection trials in 2012 in Adelaide, SA, Australia. (canberratimes.com.au, 18 Jul 2012)

He competed at the 2011 Australian Championships with a fractured shoulder. (paralympic.org.au, 2012)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"It's easy to be lazy, hard to be dedicated." (paralympic.org.au, 18 Nov 2010)
Other information
TATTOO
He has a tattoo of the Paralympic Games symbol on his upper right arm. (Facebook profile, 19 Oct 2012)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Swimming World Championships Eindhoven 2010 (Eindhoven, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Backstroke S14 Heat 4 8
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB14 Heat 3 1
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB14 Final Round 2
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB14 Final Round 2012-09-06 5
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB14 Heat 2 2012-09-06 3
2013 IPC Swimming World Championships (Montreal, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB14 Final 1 2013-08-16 4
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB14 Heat 3 2013-08-16 6
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM14 Heat 1 2013-08-18 12