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James Crisp

James Crisp has been competing at the top level of Para-Swimming for more than a decade, having won his first IPC Swimming World Championship medals at the 1998 staging in Christchurch, New Zealand.

He made his Paralympic debut at Sydney 2000 two years later and impressed to land seven medals including individual golds over S9 100m Backstroke and SM9 200m Individual Medley and relay gold with the 34pt 4x100m Freestyle Relay quartet.

Crisp has gone on to win medals at every Paralympics and IPC Swimming World or European Championship at which he has competed. His career-best performance at IPC level was claiming five golds and two bronzes at the 2002 IPC World Championships in Mar Del Plata.

At Paralympic level, Crisp won a further four medals at his second Games in Athens in 2004 and after missing Beijing 2008 through a shoulder injury, returned to claim S9 100m Backstroke silver in front of a home crowd at London 2012.

He has continued to win medals in the RIo 2016 Paralympic cycle, claiming S9 100m Backstroke silver at the 2013 IPC World Champs in Montreal then S9 100m Back gold and SB8 100m Breaststroke bronze at the 2014 Europeans in Eindhoven.

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