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Meet the Team - Graham Edmunds

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Get to know Paralympic double gold medal winning swimmer Graham Edmunds. Read his Tweets, view images, watch him in action and being interviewed, check out Graham in numbers, see how his Paralympic rivals compare, and much more.

Graham Edmunds

D.O.B.

22.09.1974

Born

Reading

Height

6ft 3in

Training base

Swansea HPC/
Swansea Performance

Coach

Billy Pye

Paralympic History

2008: Gold in 34pt 4x100m Freestyle Relay, Seventh in S10 100m Freestyle, Eighth in S10 50m Freestyle
2004: Gold in 34pt 4x100m Freestyle Relay, Sixth in S10 50m Freestyle, Eighth in S10 100m Backstroke

In action

S10 50m Freestyle on 31st August
S10 100m Butterfly on 1st September
S10 100m Freestyle on 6th September

Did you know?

  • Graham was club captain at Reading Swimming Club before a motor accident in 2000 left doctors unsure he would be able to walk again. He swam regularly as part of his rehabilitation and after a season training under Billy Pye at the High Performance Centre in Swansea, qualified for his first Paralympic team in 2004.
  • He graduated from Portsmouth University in 1997 with a BA in Pharmacy. He also has a qualification in MRPharmS and works as a locum Pharmacist.
  • Graham has been a member of the UK Anti-Doping in Sport Athlete Committee since 2010.

Graham's Career

Graham is one of the most experienced members of the British Paralympic squad, having won gold at Paralympic, World and European level during his career. He lifted his first gold at his first Paralympics at Athens 2004, helping the 34pt 4x100m Freestyle quartet to victory as well as reaching the S10 50m and 100m Freestyle finals. He then won the same relay gold at the 2006 World Championships and 2009 European Championships to complete his set. Individually, he has won S10 50m Freestyle bronze at the past two European Championships and also made the 50m and 100m Free finals at the last Paralympic Games in Beijing four years ago, setting the British S10 50m Freestyle record in the process.

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