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Roy Perkins

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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S5, SB4, SM5

Further personal information

Residence
Del Mar, CA, USA
Languages
English
Higher education
Earth Sciences - Stanford University: Palo Alto, CA, USA

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at age 12 when his family moved to California, United States of America.
Why this sport?
His family gave him swimming lessons as a safety precaution. He was then spotted by coach Don Watkinds when he competed at the San Diego Triathlon Challenge.

International debut

Year
2006
Competing for
United States
Tournament
World Cup
Location
Manchester, ENG

General interest

Awards and honours
He was named the Best Male Swimmer of the Meet at the 2014 and 2015 Can-Am Championships. (teamusa.org, 22 Mar 2015; 07 Dec 2014)

In 2008 he was the co-recipient [with Rudy Garcia-Tolson] of the Challenged Athlete of the Year award by the Challenged Athletes Foundation. (Athlete, 10 Aug 2011)

He was named the 2006 Challenged Athlete Star of the Year by San Diego Hall of Champions in California, United States of America. (Athlete, 10 Aug 2011)
Famous relatives
His cousin Levi Knutson has played professional basketball in Spain. (teamusa.org, 2012)
Impairment
He was born without hands and feet. (stanford.edu, 22 Aug 2012)
Other information
FAMILY RULE
Born without hands and feet, his parents encouraged him to try as many sports as he could while he was growing up. Their only rule was that he had to try a sport at least once before he said he could not do it. (sdhoc.com, 22 Jan 2007)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Swimming World Championships Eindhoven 2010 (Eindhoven, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Freestyle S5 Final Round 3
Men's 100 m Freestyle S5 Heat 2 2
Men's 100 m Freestyle S5 Final Round 2
Men's 200 m Freestyle S5 Heat 2 2
Men's 200 m Freestyle S5 Final Round 2
Men's 4x50 m Freestyle 20pts Heat 2 5
Men's 4x50 m Medley 20pts Heat 1 5
Men's 50 m Backstroke S5 Heat 2 3
Men's 50 m Backstroke S5 Final Round 5
Men's 50 m Butterfly S5 Heat 2 1
Men's 50 m Butterfly S5 Final Round 2
Men's 50 m Freestyle S5 Heat 1 1
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Backstroke S5 Heat 1 6
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM5 Heat 2 3
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM5 Final Round 5
Men's 4x50 m Freestyle 20 pts Final Round 9999
Men's 4x50 m Medley 20 pts Heat 1 1
Men's 4x50 m Medley 20 pts Final Round 4
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB4 Heat 2 5
Men's 50 m Butterfly S5 Final Round 1
Men's 50 m Butterfly S5 Heat 2 1
Men's 200 m Freestyle S5 Final Round 4
Men's 100 m Freestyle S5 Final Round 3
Men's 100 m Freestyle S5 Heat 1 1
Men's 50 m Freestyle S5 Final Round 4
Men's 50 m Freestyle S5 Heat 1 2
IPC Swimming World Championships Durban 2006 (Durban, South Africa)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 4x50 m Freestyle 20 pts Final Round 3
Men's 4x50 m Medley 20 pts Final Round 5
Men's 50 m Backstroke S5 Heats 7
Men's 50 m Backstroke S5 Final Round 7
Men's 50 m Butterfly S5 Heats 1
Men's 50 m Butterfly S5 Final Round 1
Men's 50 m Freestyle S5 Heats 4
Men's 50 m Freestyle S5 Final Round 4
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM5 Final Round 3
Men's 200 m Freestyle S5 Final Round 4
Men's 100 m Freestyle S5 Heats 6
Men's 100 m Freestyle S5 Final Round 6
Men's 200 m Freestyle S5 Heats 3
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Freestyle S5 Heat 2 2012-08-30 2
Men's 50 m Freestyle S5 Final Round 2012-08-30 3
Men's 200 m Freestyle S5 Final Round 2012-09-01 3
Men's 200 m Freestyle S5 Heat 1 2012-09-01 1
Men's 50 m Backstroke S5 Heat 1 2012-09-06 5
Men's 50 m Butterfly S5 Final Round 2012-09-07 2
Men's 50 m Butterfly S5 Heat 2 2012-09-07 1
Men's 100 m Freestyle S5 Heat 2 2012-09-08 2
Men's 100 m Freestyle S5 Final Round 2012-09-08 2
2013 IPC Swimming World Championships (Montreal, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Butterfly S5 Heat 1 2013-08-12 2
Men's 50 m Butterfly S5 Final 1 2013-08-12 1
Men's 200 m Freestyle S5 Final 1 2013-08-13 2
Men's 200 m Freestyle S5 Heat 1 2013-08-13 2
Men's 4x100 m Freestyle 34pts Final 1 2013-08-15 6
Men's 100 m Freestyle S5 Final 1 2013-08-17 2
Men's 50 m Freestyle S5 Heat 2 2013-08-18 2
Men's 50 m Freestyle S5 Final 1 2013-08-18 2
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34pts Final 1 2013-08-18 6
2015 IPC Swimming World Championships (Glasgow, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed 4x50 m Freestyle 20pts Heat 1 2015-07-13 6
Mixed 4x50 m Freestyle 20pts Final 1 2015-07-13 6
Men's 200 m Freestyle S5 Heat 1 2015-07-15 3
Men's 200 m Freestyle S5 Final 1 2015-07-15 3
Men's 50 m Butterfly S5 Heat 1 2015-07-16 1
Men's 50 m Butterfly S5 Final 1 2015-07-16 2
Men's 50 m Freestyle S5 Final 1 2015-07-17 5
Men's 50 m Freestyle S5 Heat 1 2015-07-17 4
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB4 Heat 1 2015-07-18 9999
Men's 100 m Freestyle S5 Final 1 2015-07-19 2
Men's 100 m Freestyle S5 Heat 1 2015-07-19 2
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 200 m Freestyle S5 Final Round 2016-09-08 2
Men's 200 m Freestyle S5 Heat 1 2016-09-08 1
Men's 50 m Butterfly S5 Heat 1 2016-09-10 1
Men's 50 m Butterfly S5 Final Round 2016-09-10 1
Men's 50 m Freestyle S5 Heat 1 2016-09-12 1
Men's 50 m Freestyle S5 Final Round 2016-09-12 3
Men's 100 m Freestyle S5 Heat 1 2016-09-17 1
Men's 100 m Freestyle S5 Final Round 2016-09-17 2