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Sam Bramham

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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital

Further personal information

Residence
Melbourne, VIC, AUS
Occupation
Consultant
Languages
English
Higher education
Architecture, Sport Management - Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology [RMIT]: Australia

Sport specific information

Why this sport?
"In school I wasn't encouraged to take part in sport due to a lack of awareness on the teachers part. So then I found swimming. I had upper body strength and I was able to beat my mates, so I took solace in swimming."
Club / Team
Tritons Swimming Club: Melbourne, VIC, AUS

General interest

Nicknames
Sammy (vis.org.au, 16 Dec 2009)
Hero / Idol
Australian swimmer Geoff Huegill. (paralympic.org.au, 16 Dec 2009)
Injuries
He suffered from an ongoing shoulder injury in 2011. (sambramham.com.au, 30 Jun 2014)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"If what you're working for really matters, then give it all you've got." (paralympic.org.au, 16 Dec 2009)
Awards and honours
He has been inducted to the Australian Institute of Sport [AIS] Hall of Fame. (sambramham.com.au, 11 Oct 2012)

In 2009 he received the Order of Australia Medal [OAM] for services to his country and for being a role model for his younger teammates. (sambramham.com.au, 11 Oct 2012)
Other sports
He won bronze at the 2015 Para-Triathlon Oceania Championships in Penrith, NSW, Australia. (triathlon.org, 2016)
Impairment
He was born without a femur in his right leg and had an above-knee amputation at age five. (paralympiceducation.org.au, 16 Dec 2009; Twitter profile, 24 Oct 2016)
Other information
BOOK
In September 2014 his biography 'Three Quarter Man' was published. (sambramham.com.au, 30 Jun 2014)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Athens 2004 Paralympic Games (Athens, Greece)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Butterfly S9 Heat 2 1
Men's 100 m Butterfly S9 Final Round 3
Men's 4x100 m Freestyle 34 pts Heat 2 2
Men's 4x100 m Freestyle 34 pts Final Round 2
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34 pts Heat 1 2
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34 pts Final Round 1
IPC Swimming World Championships Durban 2006 (Durban, South Africa)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Butterfly S9 Heats 2
Men's 100 m Butterfly S9 Final Round 4
Men's 100 m Freestyle S9 Heats 11
Men's 50 m Freestyle S9 Heats 19
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34 pts Final Round 1
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34 pts Heats 1
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Freestyle S9 Heat 2 5
Men's 400 m Freestyle S9 Heat 2 3
Men's 400 m Freestyle S9 Final Round 4
Men's 100 m Butterfly S9 Heat 2 2
Men's 100 m Butterfly S9 Final Round 7
Men's 4x100 m Freestyle 34 pts Final Round 2
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34 pts Heat 2 2
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34 pts Final Round 1