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Tadhg Slattery

Swimming
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Classification
S7, SB5, SM6

Further personal information

Residence
Johannesburg, RSA
Occupation
Coach
Languages
English
Higher education
Oxford College: South Africa

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He started in Johannesburg aged three.
Why this sport?
His parents took him to swimming lessons.
Club / Team
Mandeville Dolphins: South Africa
Name of coach
Dean Price
Coach from which country?
South Africa
Coach from what year?
1985

International debut

Year
1992
Competing for
South Africa
Location
Barcelona, ESP

General interest

Nicknames
Tiger. (thenewage.co.za, 27 Aug 2012)
Hobbies
Surfing the internet, playing games, socialising with deaf friends. (thenewage.co.za, 27 Aug 2012)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning the able-bodied Worcester half-marathon. (NPC, 06 Sep 2012)
Most influential person in career
His family. (Athlete, 03 Aug 2011)
Hero / Idol
Paralympic swimmers Eric Linndsmanrance and Terence Parkin. (Athlete, 03 Aug 2011)
Injuries
In 2009 he had an operation on his left shoulder that kept him out of training for eight months. (Athlete, 03 Aug 2011)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Never give up." (NPC, 06 Sep 2012)
Ambitions
To win Paralympic gold and break the long-standing world record of Kasper Engel. (Athlete, 03 Aug 2011)
Impairment
He has cerebral palsy and is deaf. (Athlete, 03 Aug 2011)
Other information
CHARITY WORK
He and his family raise money for young swimmers hoping to compete in the 2012, 2016 and 2020 Olympic Games. (Athlete, 03 Aug 2011)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Barcelona 1992 Paralympic Games (Barcelona, Spain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Freestyle S7 Heat 4 4
Men's 100 m Freestyle S7 Heat 3 7
Men's 400 m Freestyle S7 Heat 3 6
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB5 Heat 2 1
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB5 Final Round 1
Men's 50 m Butterfly S7 Heat 3 3
Men's 50 m Butterfly S7 Final Round 8
Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games (Sydney, Australia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Butterfly S7 Heat 2 3
Men's 50 m Butterfly S7 Final Round 7
Men's 200 m Medley SM6 Heat 1 1
Men's 200 m Medley SM6 Final Round 2
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB5 Final Round 2
Athens 2004 Paralympic Games (Athens, Greece)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB5 Heat 2 1
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB5 Final Round 1
Men's 50 m Butterfly S7 Heat 1 7
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM6 Heat 2 4
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM6 Final Round 6
IPC Swimming World Championships Durban 2006 (Durban, South Africa)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Butterfly S7 Heats 10
Men's 5,000 m Open Water Final Round 32
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34 pts Heats 9
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB5 Final Round 2
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB5 Heats 1
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB5 Heat 1 1
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB5 Final Round 3
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM6 Heat 1 5
IPC Swimming World Championships Christchurch 1998 (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Backstroke S7 Heats 12
Men's 50 m Butterfly S7 Final Round 7
Men's 50 m Butterfly S7 Heats 7
Men's 50 m Freestyle S7 Heats 14
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB5 Final Round 2
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM6 Final Round 1
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM6 Heats 1
Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games (Atlanta, United States of America)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Freestyle S7 Heats 28
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB5 Heats 2
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB5 Final Round 2
Men's 50 m Butterfly S7 Heats 9
Men's 200 m Medley SM6 Final Round 4
Men's 200 m Medley SM6 Heats 4
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB5 Final Round 2012-09-05 5
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB5 Heat 2 2012-09-05 3