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Robert Welbourn

Swimming
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Classification
S10, SB9, SM10

Further personal information

Residence
Swansea, WAL
Languages
English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at age four.
Why this sport?
His parents took him to the local swimming pool to get his first swimming lessons.

International debut

Year
2004
Competing for
Great Britain
Location
Esbjerg

General interest

Most influential person in career
His parents. (English Aquatics Team Media Guide, 2010)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Train hard." (NPC Media Guide 2010)
Impairment
He has three fingers on his left hand and a shortened left forearm. (channel4.com, 20 Aug 2012; spaldingtoday.co.uk, 17 Apr 2012)
Other information
RETIREMENT
On 10 September 2014 he announced his retirement from competitive swimming. (paralympics.org.uk, 10 Sep 2014)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Athens 2004 Paralympic Games (Athens, Greece)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Freestyle S10 Heat 1 5
Men's 100 m Freestyle S10 Heat 1 1
Men's 100 m Freestyle S10 Final Round 5
Men's 400 m Freestyle S10 Heat 2 1
Men's 400 m Freestyle S10 Final Round 2
Men's 100 m Backstroke S10 Heat 1 3
Men's 4x100 m Freestyle 34 pts Heat 2 1
Men's 4x100 m Freestyle 34 pts Final Round 1
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34 pts Heat 2 2
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34 pts Final Round 4
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM10 Final Round 7
Men's 4x100 m Freestyle 34 pts Final Round 1
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34 pts Heat 2 4
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34 pts Final Round 5
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM10 Heat 2 4
Men's 100 m Butterfly S10 Heat 1 6
Men's 400 m Freestyle S10 Final Round 2
Men's 400 m Freestyle S10 Heat 1 1
Men's 100 m Freestyle S10 Final Round 4
Men's 100 m Freestyle S10 Heat 1 1
IPC Swimming World Championships Eindhoven 2010 (Eindhoven, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Butterfly S10 Heat 1 4
Men's 100 m Butterfly S10 Final Round 7
Men's 100 m Freestyle S10 Heat 2 2
Men's 100 m Freestyle S10 Final Round 5
Men's 400 m Freestyle S10 Heat 2 3
Men's 400 m Freestyle S10 Final Round 3
Men's 4x100 m Freestyle 34pts Heat 2 1
Men's 4x100 m Freestyle 34pts Final Round 3
Men's 50 m Freestyle S10 Heat 3 5
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM10 Heat 2 2012-08-30 5
Men's 100 m Butterfly S10 Heat 3 2012-09-01 6
Men's 4x100 m Freestyle 34pts Heat 2 2012-09-02 1
Men's 4x100 m Freestyle 34pts Final Round 2012-09-02 5
Men's 400 m Freestyle S10 Heat 2 2012-09-05 3
Men's 400 m Freestyle S10 Final Round 2012-09-05 3
Men's 100 m Freestyle S10 Heat 1 2012-09-06 4
2013 IPC Swimming World Championships (Montreal, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Freestyle S10 Heat 1 2013-08-12 7
Men's 100 m Freestyle S10 Final 1 2013-08-12 7
Men's 400 m Freestyle S10 Heat 1 2013-08-13 2
Men's 400 m Freestyle S10 Final 1 2013-08-13 2