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Meet the Team - Stephanie Millward

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Get to know second-time Paralympian swimmer Stephanie Millward. Read her Tweets, view images, watch her in action and being interviewed, check out Stephanie in numbers, see how her Paralympic rivals compare, and much more.

Stephanie Millward

D.O.B.

20.09.1981

Born

Jiddah (KSA)

Height

5ft 7in

Training base

Swansea HPC

Coach

Billy Pye

Paralympic History

2008: Fourth in S9 100m Backstroke, fifth in S9 100m Freestyle, sixth in S9 50m Freestyle

In Action

S9 100m Butterfly on 30th August
S9 100m Backstroke on 31st August
S9 400m Freestyle on 4th September
SM9 200m Individual Medley on 6th September

Did you know?

  • Steph is currently writing a book about her life which is set to be published after the London 2012 Paralympics. It is called 'Paying the Price' and Steph hopes it will be an inspiration to others.
  • Steph really likes horses and hopes to get back in to horse riding after the Paralympics.
  • Steph was a Torch Bearer on the 1st June in Liverpool.

Stephanie's Career

Steph was on the fringes of the British international able-bodied team before being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis when she was 17 years old. She returned to swimming to qualify for the Beijing Paralympics, reaching three finals in the S9 classification. The following season, Steph announced herself as a major contender in disability swimming, winning five golds and a silver at the 2009 European Championships as well as four golds, three silvers and a bronze at the World Short Course Championships in Rio the same season. In 2010, she won five silvers and a bronze at her first IPC World Championships in Eindhoven before adding two silvers and a bronze for England at the Commonwealth Games in Delhi. Having won a further three golds and two silvers at last year's European Championships in Berlin, Steph secured the Paralympic Qualification Time in four events to book her place on the London 2012 team.

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