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Stephanie Dixon

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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S9

Further personal information

Residence
Whitehorse, YT, CAN
Occupation
Athlete, Coach
Higher education
Psychology - University of Victoria: Canada

Sport specific information

Why this sport?
As she lived in Whitehorse, YK, Canada, she felt taking up skiing was the natural thing to do.

General interest

Injuries
She missed four weeks of training due to illness in the lead-up to the 2002 Para-Swimming World Championships. (Swimming Canada 2004 Paralympic Team, 13 Aug 2004)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Anyone can get out there and compete in sports, even if it's not at the Paralympic level." (CPC, 18 Jun 2007)
Awards and honours
In November 2013 she was inducted into the Canadian Disability Hall of Fame. (bramptonguardian.com, 30 Nov 2013)

In May 2012, she was given the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. (swimming.ca, 01 Jun 2012)

She served as an ambassador for the 2007 Parapan American Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and travelled to Rio and Sao Paulo in March 2007 to raise awareness of the need for equal sporting opportunities for all athletes. (paralympic.ca, 25 Mar 2010)

She received the King Clancy Award in 2001 for her performances at the 2000 Paralympic Games in Sydney. (Swimming Canada 2004 Paralympic Team, 13 Aug 2004)

In 2001 she was named Swimming Canada's Female Athlete of the Year for swimmers with an impairment. (Swimming Canada, 26 Aug 2010)
Other sports
She has also represented Canada in para-swimming. (bramptonguardian.com, 30 Nov 2013)
Impairment
She was born without her right leg and hip. (sharingthedream.gov.bc.ca, 2008)
Other information
RETIRMENT
She retired from competitive swimming in 2010. She retired from competitive para-cross country skiing so that she could focus on working for the Canadian Paralympic Committee. (bramptonguardian.com, 30 Nov 2013; paralympic.ca, 21 Oct 2014)

PARALYMPIC AMBASSADOR
She is an ambassador for the Canadian Paralympic Association. (bramptonguardian.com, 30 Nov 2013)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Swimming World Championships Eindhoven 2010 (Eindhoven, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 4x100 m Freestyle 34pts Final Round 5
Women's 4x100 m Freestyle 34pts Heat 1 3
Women's 100 m Backstroke S9 Final Round 3
Women's 100 m Backstroke S9 Heat 1 2
IPC Swimming World Championships Durban 2006 (Durban, South Africa)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Butterfly S9 Heats 2
Women's 100 m Butterfly S9 Final Round 2
Women's 100 m Freestyle S9 Heats 2
Women's 100 m Freestyle S9 Final Round 2
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM9 Heats 2
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM9 Final Round 2
Women's 400 m Freestyle S9 Heats 2
Women's 400 m Freestyle S9 Final Round 2
Women's 4x100 m Freestyle 34 pts Final Round 2
Women's 4x100 m Medley 34 pts Final Round 4
Women's 5,000 m Open Water Final Round 2
Women's 100 m Backstroke S9 Final Round 1
Women's 100 m Backstroke S9 Heats 2
Women's 50 m Freestyle S9 Final Round 4
Women's 50 m Freestyle S9 Heats 4
Athens 2004 Paralympic Games (Athens, Greece)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 4x100 m Medley 34 pts Final Round 2
Women's 4x100 m Freestyle 34 pts Final Round 2
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM9 Final Round 2
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM9 Heat 1 1
Women's 100 m Butterfly S9 Final Round 2
Women's 100 m Butterfly S9 Heat 1 1
Women's 100 m Backstroke S9 Final Round 1
Women's 100 m Backstroke S9 Heat 2 1
Women's 400 m Freestyle S9 Final Round 2
Women's 400 m Freestyle S9 Heat 1 1
Women's 100 m Freestyle S9 Final Round 2
Women's 100 m Freestyle S9 Heat 1 2
Women's 50 m Freestyle S9 Final Round 3
Women's 50 m Freestyle S9 Heat 1 4
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM9 Final Round 2
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM9 Heat 2 2
Women's 100 m Backstroke S9 Final Round 1
Women's 100 m Backstroke S9 Heat 2 1
Women's 100 m Butterfly S9 Final Round 4
Women's 100 m Butterfly S9 Heat 2 2
Women's 400 m Freestyle S9 Final Round 2
Women's 400 m Freestyle S9 Heat 2 2
Women's 100 m Freestyle S9 Final Round 3
Women's 100 m Freestyle S9 Heat 1 3
Women's 50 m Freestyle S9 Final Round 6
Women's 50 m Freestyle S9 Heat 1 3
Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games (Sydney, Australia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 400 m Freestyle S9 Final Round 1
Women's 400 m Freestyle S9 Heat 2 1
Women's 100 m Freestyle S9 Final Round 1
Women's 100 m Freestyle S9 Heat 2 1
Women's 50 m Freestyle S9 Final Round 2
Women's 50 m Freestyle S9 Heat 2 2
Women's 100 m Backstroke S9 Heat 3 1
Women's 100 m Backstroke S9 Final Round 1
Women's 4x100 m Medley 34 pts Final Round 1
Women's 4x100 m Freestyle 34 pts Final Round 1
Women's 200 m Medley SM9 Final Round 2
Women's 200 m Medley SM9 Heat 3 1
IPC Swimming World Championships Christchurch 1998 (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 4x100 m Medley Open Final Round 1
Women's 100 m Backstroke S9 Final Round 1
Women's 100 m Backstroke S9 Heats 1
Women's 100 m Freestyle S9 Final Round 1
Women's 100 m Freestyle S9 Heats 1
Women's 800 m Freestyle Open Final Round 3
Women's 50 m Freestyle S9 Final Round 2
Women's 50 m Freestyle S9 Heats 2
Women's 400 m Freestyle S9 Final Round 1
Women's 400 m Freestyle S9 Heats 1
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM9 Final Round 1
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM9 Heats 1
IPC Swimming World Championships Mar del Plata 2002 (Mar del Plata, Argentina)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Butterfly S9 Final Round 2
Women's 100 m Butterfly S9 Heats 2
Women's 100 m Backstroke S9 Final Round 1
Women's 100 m Backstroke S9 Heats 1
Women's 400 m Freestyle S9 Final Round 1
Women's 400 m Freestyle S9 Heats 1
Women's 50 m Freestyle S9 Final Round 1
Women's 50 m Freestyle S9 Heats 1