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Meet the Team - Benjamin Procter

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Get to know first-time Paralympian Ben Proctor. Read his Tweets, view images, watch him in action and being interviewed, check out Ben in numbers, see how his Paralympic rivals compare, and much more.

Ben Proctor

D.O.B.

11.03.1990

Born

Oldham

Height

5ft 9in

Training base

Manchester HPC

Coach

Mick Massey

Paralympic History

Debut

In Action

S14 100m Backstroke on 31 August
S14 200m Freestyle on 2nd September

Did you know?

  • Ben holds his uncle Andy as one his sporting role models - he was a rugby league player and now works as a strength and conditioning coach at Halifax RLFC.
  • He enjoys surfing and fishing and, as a fully qualified lifeguard, volunteers at a local Surf Life Saving Club.
  • His favourite food is steak and he likes listening to hip hop and dance music.

Ben's Career

Alongside close friend and training partner Dan Pepper, he has been at the forefront of British and world S14 competition in recent years, winning medals at the 2009 European Championships, 2010 World Championships and last year's European Championships in Berlin. While his favourite event of 100m Butterfly isn't on the Paralympic schedule for his classification, he was the fastest of the three swimmers to secure the qualification time over 200m Freestyle, clocking the second fastest time of his career in the heats at the British Gas Swimming Championships.

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