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Tiffany Thomas Kane

Swimming
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Short stature
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S7, SB7, SM7

Further personal information

Family
Partner Seamus
Residence
Port Macquarie, NSW, AUS
Languages
English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She was taught to swim by a family friend at age three.
Why this sport?
"I started swimming because the doctors thought it would be a good way to treat my muscles and build my strength. As I got older I used to watch my sister Georgia swim and I wanted to follow in her footsteps."
Club / Team
Monte Swimming Club: Sydney, NSW, AUS
Name of coach
Jon Bell [club]

International debut

Year
2015
Competing for
Australia

General interest

Nicknames
Shaka, Tiff, Tiffy, TTK, Mini-Me, Dolphin. (dailytelegraph.com.au, 20 Jul 2017; results.gc2018.com, 01 May 2018; Instagram profile 2, 28 Apr 2019; swimming.org.au, 15 Feb 2019)
Hobbies
Horse riding and jumping, shopping, going to the beach. (Facebook profile, 06 Sep 2014; willoughbyliving.com.au, 09 Nov 2018; swimming.org.au, 01 Mar 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (swimming.org.au, 01 Mar 2019)
Most influential person in career
Her family. (willoughbyliving.com.au, 09 Nov 2018)
Hero / Idol
Australian swimmers Geoff Huegill and James Magnussen, Australian Para athlete Kurt Fearnley, Australian Para canoe paddler Curtis McGrath. (ravenswoodswimclub.com.au, 14 Feb 2012; paralympic.org.au, 01 Jan 2017; willoughbyliving.com.au, 09 Nov 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
“Never give up, it's just the beginning.” (swimming.org.au, 01 Mar 2019)
Awards and honours
In January 2017 she was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia [OAM] in recognition of her winning a gold medal at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (paralympic.org, 28 Jan 2017)

She was named the 2015 Female Para Swimmer of the Year in Swimswam.com's Swammy Awards. (swimswam.com, 28 Dec 2015)

She received the 2015 Discovery of the Year Award from Swimming Australia. (swimswam.com, 05 Sep 2015)
Milestones
At 13 years and 339 days old, she became youngest Australian Para swimmer to compete at the world championships when she participated at the 2015 edition in Glasgow, Scotland. (paralympic.org.au, 13 Apr 2015; SportsDeskOnline, 24 Apr 2020)
Impairment
She was born with hypochondroplasia and is a person of short stature. (ravenswoodswimclub.com.au, 16 Feb 2012; paralympic.org.au, 01 Jan 2017)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2015 IPC Swimming World Championships (Glasgow, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed 4x50 m Freestyle 20pts Heat 1 2015-07-13 7
Mixed 4x50 m Freestyle 20pts Final 1 2015-07-13 8
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB6 Final 1 2015-07-14 1
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB6 Heat 1 2015-07-14 1
Women's 50 m Butterfly S6 Heat 1 2015-07-15 2
Women's 50 m Butterfly S6 Final 1 2015-07-15 2
Women's 50 m Freestyle S6 Heat 2 2015-07-16 3
Women's 50 m Freestyle S6 Final 1 2015-07-16 3
Women's 100 m Backstroke S6 Final 1 2015-07-18 5
Women's 100 m Backstroke S6 Heat 1 2015-07-18 4
Women's 100 m Freestyle S6 Final 1 2015-07-19 3
Women's 100 m Freestyle S6 Heat 1 2015-07-19 2
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Backstroke S6 Heat 2 2016-09-08 2
Women's 100 m Backstroke S6 Final Round 2016-09-08 9999
Mixed 4x50 m Freestyle 20pts Final Round 2016-09-09 6
Women's 50 m Butterfly S6 Heat 2 2016-09-09 2
Women's 50 m Butterfly S6 Final Round 2016-09-09 3
Women's 50 m Freestyle S6 Heat 1 2016-09-10 1
Women's 50 m Freestyle S6 Final Round 2016-09-10 3
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM6 Final Round 2016-09-12 3
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM6 Heat 1 2016-09-12 2
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB6 Final Round 2016-09-15 1
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB6 Heat 2 2016-09-15 1
Women's 100 m Freestyle S6 Final Round 2016-09-17 6
Women's 100 m Freestyle S6 Heat 1 2016-09-17 2