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David Roberts CBE

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Personal Data

Date Of Birth: 25th May 1980

Born: Pontypridd

Height: 1.90m

Weight: 83kg

Team/Club: Caerphilly County Swim Squad

Coach: Peter Key

International Competitions

Competition Event Year Time Medal/Position
Paralympic Games 50m Freestyle (S7) 2008 27.95 GOLD
  100m Freestyle (S7)   1:00.35 GOLD
  400m Freestyle (S7)   4:52.35 GOLD
  4x100m Freestyle Relay (34pts)   3:51.43 GOLD
  4x100m Medley Relay (34pts)   4:28.45 5th
  50m Freestyle (S7) 2004 28.77 GOLD
  100m Freestyle (S7)   1.01.65 GOLD
  400m Freestyle (S7)   4.56.11 GOLD
  100m Backstroke (S7)   1.18.81 4th
  50m Butterfly (S7)   33.94 4th
  200m Individual Medley (SM7)   2.47.03 SILVER
  4x100m Freestyle Relay (34pts)   3.59.62 GOLD
  50m Freestyle (S7) 2000 28.58 GOLD
  100m Freestyle (S7)   1:03.36 GOLD
  400m Freestyle (S7)   4:53.86 SILVER
  100m Backstroke (S7)   1:17.87 SILVER
  4x50m Freestyle Relay (20pts)   2:46.77 BRONZE
  4x100m Freestyle Relay (34pts)   4:06.85 GOLD
  4x100m Medley Relay (34pts)   4:38.71 SILVER
IPC World Championships 50m Freestyle (S7) 2010 28.90 BRONZE
  100m Freestyle (S7)   1:01.80 GOLD
  400m Freestyle (S7)   4:48.11 SILVER
  4x100m Freestyle Relay (34pts)   3:54.71 BRONZE
  50m Freestyle (S7) 2006 28.73 GOLD
  100m Freestyle (S7)   1.02.13 GOLD
  400m Freestyle (S7)   4.53.80 GOLD
  200m Individual Medley (SM7)   2.51.53 BRONZE
  4x100m Freestyle Relay (34pts)   3.58.28 GOLD
  4x100m Medley Relay (34pts)   5.14.56 SILVER
  50m Freestyle (S7) 2002 28.88 GOLD
  100m Freestyle (S7)   1:03.21 GOLD
  400m Freestyle (S7)   5:02.15 SILVER
  4x100m Medley Relay (34pts)   4:33.43 GOLD
Commonwealth Games 100m Freestyle (S8) 2010 1:02.88 4th
  50m Freestyle (EAD) 2006 28.87 4th
  100m Freestyle (EAD)   1.01.83 BRONZE
  100m Freestyle (EAD) 2002 1:02.50 BRONZE
IPC European Championships 50m Freestyle (S7) 2001   GOLD
  100m Freestyle (S7)     GOLD
  400m Freestyle (S7)     GOLD
  100m Backstroke (S7)     SILVER
  4x100m Freestyle Relay (34pts)     GOLD
  4x100m Medley Relay (34pts)     GOLD
  50m Freestyle (S7) 1999   GOLD
  100m Freestyle (S7)     GOLD
  4x100m Freestyle Relay (34pts)     GOLD
  4x100m Medley Relay (34pts)     GOLD
Paralympic World Cup 50m Freestyle (S7) 2010 29.42 SILVER
  50m Freestyle (S7) 2009 28.56 GOLD
  100m Freestyle (S7)   1:03.34 GOLD
  50m Freestyle (S7) 2008 28.45 GOLD
  50m Freestyle (S7) 2007 29.18 GOLD
  100m Freestyle (MD)   1:03.03 BRONZE
  100m Freestyle (MD) 2005 1:04.38 4th
  50m Butterfly (S7)   35.63 5th

Domestic Events

Competition Event Year Time Medal/Position
British Championships 50m Freestyle 2011 29.39 BRONZE
  100m Freestyle   1:03.56 GOLD
  400m Freestyle   5:02.23 5th
  50m Freestyle 2010 29.47 SILVER
  400m Freestyle   5:00.52 4th
  50m Freestyle 2009 28.65 GOLD
  100m Freestyle   1:02.12 GOLD
  50m Butterfly   35.14 SILVER
  200m Individual Medley   2:54.90 4th
  50m Freestyle 2008 27.76 GOLD
  100m Freestyle   1:00.34 GOLD
  50m Freestyle 2007 29.21 GOLD
  100m Freestyle   1:04.38 GOLD
  400m Freestyle   5:06.78 SILVER
  50m Freestyle 2006 29.25 SILVER
  100m Freestyle   1:03.52 GOLD
  50m Freestyle 2004 29.52 6th
  100m Freestyle   1:02.09 5th
  400m Freestyle   4:55.96 BRONZE
  200m Individual Medley   2:53.21 GOLD
  100m Freestyle 2003 1:03.07 5th
  400m Freestyle   5:10.12 BRONZE
British International Disability Swimming Championships 100m Freestyle 2009 1:02.65 GOLD
  200m Individual Medley   3:00.23 7th

Records Held

Event Classification Location Date Time Record
50m Freestyle S7 Sheffield 04/04/2008 27.67 WR
100m Freestyle S7 Sheffield 02/04/2008 1:00.34  WR
200m Freestyle S7 Berlin 23/05/2008 2:18.86 WR
400m Freestyle S7 Eindhoven 15/08/2010 4.48.11 BR
200m Individual Medley SM7 Athens 19/09/2004 2:47.03 BR

In the Pool

Greatest achievement to date: Winning four gold medals at the Beijing Paralympics Games

Aspiration: To swim hard.

Who has been greatest influence on you: My dad, for always getting up really early and taking me training

Out of the Pool

One thing you can’t live without:  My car

Tip for the top: Enjoy the ride.

Life after swimming: Sleeping on a beach! Hopefully stay involved in swimming and put something back into the sport I’ve got so much from.


Band/Music: Anything


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