Meet the Team - Thomas Young
Get to know 2012 Paralympian and IPC World Champion gold medal winning swimmer Thomas Young. Read his Tweets, view images, watch him in action and being interviewed, check out Thomas in numbers, see how his Paralympic rivals compare, and much more.
City of Manchester
S8 400m Freestyle on 31st August
SB7 100m Breaststroke on 1st September
S8 50m Freestyle on 3rd September
S8 100m Backstroke on 4th September
SM8 200m Individual Medley on 5th September
S8 100m Freestyle on 6th September
Did you know?
- Thomas admits one of his biggest role models in Paralympic swimming is five-time Paralympian Jim 'the Swim' Anderson.
- If he wasn't a swimmer, he insists he would probably still be involved in sport and he admits he would like to get into coaching after he has retired from competitive racing.
- Away from swimming, Thomas is a big fan of cricket, golf and table tennis.
After narrowly missing out on a spot at the Beijing Paralympics in 2008, Tom's international career took off in 2009 when he won two silvers (S8 100m Backstroke, 34pt 4x100m Medley Relay) and a bronze (SM8 200m Individual Medley) at his first European Championships in Reykjavik. The following season, he lifted his first IPC World Championship title for the S8 400m Freestyle as well as winning S8 100m Backstroke bronze and SM8 200m Individual Medley bronze in Eindhoven. Further progress followed in 2011 as Tom won his first British Gas Swimming Championships gold in the MC 100m Breaststroke then brought home his first European gold (over SB7 100m Breaststroke) from Berlin.