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James Anderson OBE

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Personal Data

Date Of Birth: 14th April 1963

Born: St Andrews, Scotland

Height: 1.65m

Team/Club: Stirling Swim

Coach: Kerry Wood

Personal Best

Event Time Year Record
Long Course S2 50m Freestyle 1:05.09 2006 BR
Long Course S2 100m Freestyle 2:20.62 2011 BR
Long Course S2 200m Freestyle 4:49.81 2004 BR
Long Course S2 50m Backstroke 1:04.33 2008 BR
Long Course S2 100m Backstroke 2:27.63 2007 BR

International Competitions

Competition Event Year Time Medal/Position
Paralympic Games 50m Freestyle (S2) 2012 1:10.61 10th
  100m Freestyle (S2)   2:31.33 8th
  50m Backstroke (S2)   1:07.30 4th
  50m Freestyle (S2) 2008 1:06.09 BRONZE
  100m Freestyle (S2)   2:24.32 BRONZE
  200m Freestyle (S2)   5:00.03 SILVER
  50m Backstroke (S2)   1:04.33 SILVER
  50m Freestyle (S2) 2004 1:06.87 GOLD
  100m Freestyle (S2)   2:21.49 GOLD
  200m Freestyle (S2)   4:49.81 GOLD
  50m Backstroke (S2)   1:05.51 GOLD
  50m Freestyle (S2) 2000 1:08.19 SILVER
  100m Freestyle (S2)   2:25.73 SILVER
  50m Backstroke (S2)   1:08.79 SILVER
  50m Freestyle (S2) 1996 1:17.63 SILVER
  100m Freestyle (S2)   2:41.94 GOLD
  50m Backstroke (S2)   1:13.66 GOLD
  50m Freestyle (S2) 1992 1:20.44 SILVER
  100m Freestyle (S2)   2:56.56 SILVER
  50m Backstroke (S2)   1:18.46 SILVER
IPC World Championships 50m Freestyle (S2) 2010 1:07.34 BRONZE
  100m Freestyle (S2)   2:29.02 BRONZE
  200m Freestyle (S2)   5:18.26 5th
  50m Backstroke (S2)   1:08.67 BRONZE
  50m Freestyle (S2) 2006 1:09.10 GOLD
  100m Freestyle (S2)   2:23.45 SILVER
  200m Freestyle (S2)   4:58.84 SILVER
  50m Backstroke (S2)   1:08.07 SILVER
  50m Freestyle (S2) 2002 1:06.29 SILVER
  100m Freestyle (S2)   2:25.43 GOLD
  200m Freestyle (S2)   5:05.71 GOLD
  50m Backstroke (S2)   1:08.64 GOLD
  50m Freestyle (S2) 1998 1:14.46 SILVER
  100m Freestyle (S2)   2:33.79 GOLD
  200m Freestyle (S2)   5:19.02 GOLD
  50m Backstroke (S2)   1:12.89 GOLD
  50m Freestyle (S2) 1994   GOLD
  100m Freestyle (S2)     GOLD
  50m Backstroke (S2)     BRONZE
IPC European Championships 50m Freestyle (S2) 2011 1:06.62 BRONZE
  100m Freestyle (S2)   2:20.62 BRONZE
  50m Backstroke (S2)   1:06.83 BRONZE
  50m Freestyle (S2) 2009 1:09.24 GOLD
  100m Freestyle (S2)   2:30.91 4th
  200m Freestyle (S2)   5:10.49 BRONZE
  50m Backstroke (S2)   1:10.34 SILVER
  4x50m Freestyle Relay (20pts)   2:47.66 4th
  4x50m Medley Relay (20pts)   2:58.36 SILVER
  Stockholm 2001   3 Gold, 1 Silver medals
  Braunschweig 1999   4 Gold medals
  Badajoz 1997   2 Gold, 1 Silver medals
  Perpignan 1995   2 Gold, 1 Silver Medals

Domestic Events

Competition Event Year Time Medal/Position
British Championships 50m Freestyle 2012 1:09.51 14th
  100m Freestyle   2:26.83 13th
  50m Backstroke   1:08.38 GOLD
  50m Backstroke 2011 1:09.25 GOLD
  50m Freestyle 2010 1:10.13 8th
  100m Freestyle   2:37.05 9th
  50m Backstroke   1:10.35 GOLD
  200m Freestyle 2009 5:12.92 GOLD
  50m Backstroke   1:09.06 GOLD
  50m Freestyle 2008 1:06.12 8th
  200m Freestyle   4:50.59 GOLD
  200m Freestyle 2003 5:24.13 BRONZE
  100m Backstroke   2:37.28 8th
British International Disability Championships 50m Backstroke 2012 1:07.65 SILVER

In the Pool

Greatest achievement to date: Athens Paralympics 2004, winning 4 gold medals and being christened 'Jim the Swim'.

Aspiration: To compete at the 2012 Paralympics.

Out of the Pool

Tip for the top: Work hard.


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