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Josef Craig

After showing signs of potential in 2010 and 2011, Josef Craig burst on to the scene in 2012, earning a nomination for the London 2012 Paralympics after landing MC 400m Freestyle bronze at the British International Disability Swimming Championships in Sheffield.

At just 15 years old, Craig smashed the world record in both heat and final of the S7 400m Freestyle to become the Great Britian's youngest gold medallist at London 2012; an achievement which led to him being named BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year for 2012.

He continued to improve in 2013, winning the MC 100m and 400m Freestyle titles at both the British International Disability Swimming Championships and the British Gas Swimming Championships before repeating the feat in the S7 class on his IPC Swimming World Championship debut in Montreal.

Craig was re-classified from S7 to S8 in 2014 but showed determination to reach the podium again on his IPC Swimming European Championship debut in Eindhoven, winning 400m Freestyle bronze in a personal best time that was exactly a second faster than his S7 world record in Canada the previous year.


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