Meet the Team - Anthony Stephens
Get to know Paralympic bronze medal winning swimmer Anthony Stephens. Read his Tweets, view images, watch him in action and being interviewed, check out Anthony in numbers, see how his Paralympic rivals compare, and much more.
2008: Bronze in S5 200m Freestyle, Fourth in S5 100m Freestyle, Sixth in S5 50m Freestyle
2004: Silver in S5 200m Freestyle, Bronze in S5 50m Freestyle, 100m Freestyle, 20pt 4x50m Freestyle Relay, Fifth in SM5 200m Individual Medley, Seventh in S5 50m Backstroke
S5 50m Freestyle on 30th August
S5 200m Freestyle on 1st September
S5 50m Backstroke on 6th September
S5 50m Butterfly on 7th September
S5 100m Freestyle on 8th September
Did you know?
- Anthony first took to the pool aged 3. He enjoyed spending time with his Dad in the pool until school age where proper swimming lessons began. He took part in his first Nationals aged just 8 and his career flourished from there on.
- In his spare time Anthony enjoys restoring cars and motorcycles.
- Anthony has various tattoos and body piercings. He is currently studying tattooing and is hoping to find someone to practice on soon!
Anthony will be competing at his third Paralympic Games at London 2012 where he will look to add to his five medals from Athens 2004 and Sydney 2008. His greatest international successes have come over S5 200m Freestyle, winning silver in Athens and bronze in Sydney. He also won his only IPC World Championship gold medal over the same distance at the 2006 Champs in Durban. His most recent major was the 2011 European Championships in Berlin where he scooped three silvers (S5 100m Freestyle, 200m Freestyle, 100m Backstroke) and a bronze (S5 50m Butterfly).