Meet The Team - Rhiannon Henry

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Rhiannon Henry

D.O.B.

20.05.1987

Born

Bridgend

Height

5ft 8in

Training base

City of Manchester
Aquatics

Coach

Mark Rose

Paralympic History

2008: Fifth in S13 400m Free and 100m Fly, eighth in S13 50m Free and 100m Free
2004: Bronze in S13 400m Free and 100m Fly

In Action

S13 50m Freestyle on 1st Septemer
S13 100m Freestyle on 2nd September
SM13 200m Individual Medley on 7th September

Did you know?

  • Rhiannon has a springer spaniel called Connie which she enjoys spending time with and walking.
  • She studied in Montreal, Canada, to obtain a Bachelors Degree in Theology.
  • Rhiannon Henry is the youngest Welsh swimmer to ever reach a Paralympic Games winning two bronze medals as a 17-year old at her first Games in Athens.

Rhiannon's Career

After beginning her international career 11 years ago at the European Championships 2001, where she swept gold in three events, Rhiannon has maintained fine form. Not only has she finalled in two Commonwealth Games, obtained a duo of wins at the IPC World Championships (25m) 2009, and added to Great Britain’s medal tally at both the 2002 and 2006 IPC World Championships (50m), Rhiannon has shown herself to be one of Britain’s most worthy and dependable performers. At the IPC European Championships 2011, she achieved both her lifetime best and another win in S13 100m freestyle, while she carried out what she believes to be her finest ever performance at the IPC World Championships only last year, seeing the GBR flag raise after her S13 100m fly win. A highly versatile athlete, Rhiannon has swum in six different events across two Paralympics, and will race in S13 100m freestyle and S13 200m Individual Medley at her third. Having already obtained two bronze medals in Athens, she will enter London as a fierce contender for a high Paralympic position.

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