Meet the Team - Craig Rodgie
Get to know first-time Paralympian Craig Rodgie. Read his Tweets, view images, watch him in action and being interviewed, check out Craig in numbers, see how his Paralympic rivals compare, and much more.
University of Edinburgh SC
S14 100m Backstroke on 31 August
S14 200m Freestyle on 2nd September
Did you know?
- Craig's brother Andrew also swims at Edinburgh University and competed at the 2006 European Junior Championships alongside the likes of Robbie Renwick, Fran Halsall and Lizzie Simmonds.
- He says two of his biggest sporting role models are cyclist Lance Armstrong and rower Sir Steve Redgrave.
- He is a proud fan of Dunfermline FC and likes to relax listening to rock or rap music.
Having shown promise as an S14 swimmer at numerous INAS-FID (International Sports Federation for Persons with Intellectual Disability) events, he made his IPC (International Paralympic Committee) debut at the 2009 European Championships in Reykjavik. It was a debut to remember as he stormed to gold over 100m Backstroke. He narrowly missed out on further medals at last year's Europeans in Berlin, finishing fourth in both the 100m Backstroke and 200m Freestyle. Craig struck a personal best to win MC 200m Freestyle bronze at the 2012 British Gas Swimming Championships, ducking under the Paralympic Qualification Time in the process. He then made his second Paralympic time at the British International as he scooped bronze in the MC 100m Backstroke.