World Para Swimming, under the governance of the International Paralympic Committee, acts as the international federation for the sport and is based in Bonn, Germany. #Rio2016 #Paralympics #ParaSwimming ❤️️ pic.twitter.com/0AFDQ2FQ2x, A post shared by World Para Swimming (@paraswimming). This is a list of multiple Paralympic gold medalists, listing people who have won ten or more gold medals at the Paralympic Games.. The Brazilian is the world’s fastest fully blind sprinter and won 200m T11 gold at the last two Paralympic Games. Paralympic swimming is open to male and female athletes with physical disabilities such as dwarfism, amputation/limb loss, blindness/visual impairment, … The International Paralympic Committee recognises the fastest performances in swimming events at the Paralympic Games.Swimming has been part of at every Summer Paralympic Games.. Becca Meyers, In First Race In 10 Months, Remembers Love For Swimming Ryan Wilson Dec. 05, 2020. Italy topped the medals table for the first time with 20 golds, 18 silvers and 12 bronze. Take a look back at the previous editions, Taka Suzuki keen to pull right 'strings' for home glory, Barlaam drawing inspiration from Da Vinci, From pool to ER, Paola Mosquera aces challenge with ease, You are not confined to your house, you are safe in your house: Italy's Talamona, Al-Hussein leading refugee push for Paralympics, A closer look at a sport which has featured in every edition of the Paralympic Games, Adenauerallee 212-214, 53113 Bonn, Germany. In honour of International Women’s Day, here are 10 women who have had a great impact on Paralympic sport. She was born in Sydney with dwarfism. The Paralympics listed for each athlete only include games when they won medals. At the 2008 Beijing Games she competed in … The International Paralympic Committee has added 12 swimmers to its existing list of 19 Swimmers to Watch for the 2016 Paralympic Games. In addition to being a Paralympic gold medallist and world champion, American amputee sprinter Holmes has inspired the world by sharing her story. Swimming is open to female and male athletes in all eligible impairment groups who compete in backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly, freestyle, medley and relay events. Sarah Storey. Learn more about Para-Swimming Swimming has been an event at the Paralympic Games since the event was first held in Rome in 1960. Eleanor May Simmonds, OBE (born 11 November 1994 ) is a British Paralympian swimmer competing in S6 events. It is a sport in which GB excel. The World Series, featuring a number of swim meetings around … Amputee and vision impaired athletes were included in the sport programme at Toronto 1976, while cerebral palsy swimmers competed for the first time at Arnhem 1980. Canada's Olympic and Paralympic swim … Official website of World Para Swimming. USA’s Trischa Zorn is the most successful swimmer in Paralympic Games history with 46 medals (32 golds) from 1980 to 2004. Spend 100 seconds with Ellie Simmonds British Paralympic Gold medallist - … 1 in the world she won singles gold at the last two Paralympics and is not afraid of anything. Meet the athletes, find out about paralympic sports and get the latest news from across the Movement. Meet the Paralympic swimmer changing perceptions one stroke at a time. How Paralympic Swimmer Mallory Weggemann Won Gold. Penny Oleksiak (left) hugs Taylor Ruck after winning the Women's 200 Free at the 2019 Canadian Swimming Trials in Toronto on April 6, 2019. Sep. 8, 2016. Following London 2012, South Africa’s star left competitive swimming with 13 Paralympic golds and 12 World Championship golds to her name. She was a trailblazer in Paralympic sport, becoming the first amputee to qualify for the Olympic Games in 2008, and she also dominated the S9 swimming classificationa cross three Paralympic Games. USA’s Trischa Zorn is the most successful swimmer in Paralympic Games history with 46 medals (32 golds) from 1980 to 2004. As the first female athlete member of Team Jordan, she runs the April Holmes Foundation, a non-profit organisation that assists people with physical and learning disabilities with scholarships and medical equipment. Known as Hong Kong’s “Seven-gold princess,” the wheelchair fencing great who lost her left leg to bone cancer at 11 is all about sharing her accomplishments with others. Consistently ranked No. In 2012, she was again selected for the Great Britain squad, this time swimming at a home games in London. Male and female athletes with a physical, vision or intellectual impairment are eligible to compete. 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