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Josef Craig

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Personal Data

Date Of Birth: 17th February 1997

Born: South Shields

Team/Club: City of Sunderland

Coach: Danny Thompson

Personal Best

Event Time Year Record
Long Course S7 50m Freestyle 28.53 2013  
Long Course S7 100m Freestyle 1:01.29 2014  
Long Course S8 400m Freestyle 4:38.14 2014  
Long Course S7 1500m Freestyle 18:41.02 2013 BR
Long Course SB7 100m Breaststroke 1:45.43 2011  
Long Course S7 50m Butterfly 33.93 2013  
Long Course SM7 200m Individual Medley 2:50.59 2012  

International Competitions

Competition Event Year Time Medal/Position
Paralympic Games 50m Freestyle (S7) 2012 29.39 7th
  100m Freestyle (S7)   1:02.20 4th
  400m Freestyle (S7)   4:42.81 GOLD
IPC World Championships 50m Freestyle (S7) 2013 28.53 SILVER
  100m Freestyle (S7)   1:01.74 GOLD
  400m Freestyle (S7)   4:39.14 GOLD
IPC European Championships 400m Freestyle (S8) 2014 4:38.14 BRONZE

Domestic Events

Competition Event Year Time Medal/Position
British Championships S9 100m Freestyle 2014 1:01.29 4th
  MC 50m Freestyle 2013 29.31 SILVER
  MC 100m Freestyle   1:02.30 GOLD
  MC 400m Freestyle   4:41.13 GOLD
  MC 50m Freestyle 2012 30.78 9th
  MC 100m Freestyle   1:04.35 BRONZE
  MC 400m Freestyle   4:59.88 6th
  MC 200m Individual Medley   2:50.59 7th
  MC 50m Freestyle 2011 32.81 16th
  MC 100m Freestyle   1:10.05 15th
  MC 400m Freestyle   5:07.68 6th
  MC 50m Butterfly   38.78 4th
  MC 200m Individual Medley   3:10.38 14th
  MC 50m Freestyle 2010 35.72 13th
  MC 100m Freestyle   1:15.02 16th
  MC 400m Freestyle   5:39.93 9th
  MC 200m Individual Medley   3:20.07 9th
British Para-Swimming International Meet MC 100m Freestyle 2014 1:00.56 8th
British International Disability Championships MC 50m Freestyle 2013 29.52 SILVER
  MC 100m Freestyle   1:02.90 GOLD
  MC 400m Freestyle   4:43.02 GOLD
  MC 50m Freestyle 2012 30.35 30th
  MC 100m Freestyle   1:05.40 24th
  MC 400m Freestyle   4:54.23 BRONZE
  MC 50m Freestyle 2011 32.60 39th
  MC 100m Freestyle   1:08.54 34th
  MC 400m Freestyle   5:01.06 9th
  MC 200m Individual Medley   3:04.51 21st

In the Pool

Favourite event: 400 Freestyle

Finest ever performance: London 2012 Paralympic Gold and breaking two world records on the same day in the same event

Role models: Muhammed Ali and Alan Shearer

My aspirations are: To become a champion in more events

Out of the Pool

If I wasn’t a swimmer I would be: Empty

Tip for the top: Keep focused and work hard, even when it hurts

Life after swimming: Motivational speaker

Would most like to meet: Alan Shearer

Most prized possession: London 2012 Paralympic Gold Medal

Biggest influence on career: Ken Nesworthy (former coach)


Sports: swimming and football

Band/music: hip hop and rap                                                        

Food: Sunday roast dinner                               

Hobbies: Playstation, watching football and comedians


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