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Matthew Whorwood

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Personal Data

Date Of Birth: 7th December 1989

Born: Truro

Height: 1.35m

Weight: 53kg

Team/Club: Swansea HPC / Swansea Performance

Coach: Billy Pye

International Competitions

Competition Event Year Time Medal/Position
Paralympic Games 50m Freestyle (S6) 2012 33.91 13th
  100m Freestyle (S6)   1:11.21 7th
  400m Freestyle (S6)   5:11.59 BRONZE
  100m Breaststroke (SB6)   1:36.09 10th
  200m Individual Medley (SM6)   2:53.08 5th
  50m Freestyle (S6) 2008 34.94 11th
  100m Freestyle (S6)   1:11.62 6th
  400m Freestyle (S6)   5:20.45 BRONZE
  100m Breaststroke (SB6)   1:29.96 BRONZE
  200m Individual Medley (SM6)   2:55.06 4th
IPC World Championships 100m Freestyle (S6) 2010 1:11.34 5th
  400m Freestyle (S6)   5:10.09 SILVER
  100m Breaststroke (SB6)   1:32.77 6th
  200m Individual Medley (SM6)   2:55.37 4th
  50m Freestyle (S6) 2006 34.15 7th
  100m Freestyle (S6)   1:14.04 7th
  400m Freestyle (S6)   5:25.67 SILVER
  100m Breaststroke (SB6)   1:35.60 5th
  200m Individual Medley (SM6)   2:56.28 SILVER
IPC Swimming European Championships 100m Freestyle (S6) 2009 1:11.45 4th
  400m Freestyle (S6)   5:16.67 BRONZE
  100m Breaststroke (SB6)   1:31.31 BRONZE
  200m Individual Medley (SM6)   2:55.16 BRONZE
  4x50m Medley Relay (20pts)   2:59.79 SILVER
Paralympic World Cup 200m Individual Medley (SM6) 2011 3:02.69 SILVER
  200m Individual Medley (SM6) 2010 3:03.24 5th
  200m Individual Medley (SM6) 2009 2:59.11 BRONZE
  200m Individual Medley (SM6) 2008 2:57.06 BRONZE
  100m Breaststroke (SB6) 2007 1:38.58 4th
  200m Individual Medley (SM6)   2:58.20 SILVER

Domestic Events

Competition Event Year Time Medal/Position
British Championships 50m Freestyle 2012 34.56 15th
  100m Freestyle   1:12.71 11th
  400m Freestyle   5:19.34 8th
  100m Breaststroke   1:36.34 9th
  200m Individual Medley   2:58.11 8th
  400m Freestyle 2011 5:22.51 8th
  200m Individual Medley   3:01.36 5th
  400m Freestyle 2010 5:25.36 7th
  100m Breaststroke   1:35.07 SILVER
  50m Freestyle 2009 28.78 SILVER
  400m Freestyle   5:26.03 5th
  200m Individual Medley   2:58.85 BRONZE
  100m Breaststroke 2008 1:33.25 BRONZE
  200m Individual Medley   2:56.78 5th
British International Disability Swimming Championships 200m Individual Medley 2011 2:55.29 7th
  100m Freestyle 2009 1:14.07 9th
  200m Individual Medley   3:02.22 4th

Records Held

Event Classification Location Date Time Record
100m Freestyle S6 Eindhoven 19/08/2010 1:11.00 BR
200m Freestyle S6 Eindhoven 15/08/2010 2:31.67 BR
400m Freestyle S6 Eindhoven 15/08/2010 5:10.09 BR
50m Breaststroke SB6 Beijing 12/09/2008 40.91 BR

In the Pool

Greatest achievement to date: Durban 2006 ITC World Championships, 200m IM and 400m Free were the best races of my life!

Aspiration: To win a Paralympic gold medal and become a world record holder.

Who has been greatest influence on you: My parents for giving me the opportunity to swim and myself for doing what I want to do.

Out of the Pool

Tip for the top: Enjoy the journey, accept sacrifices and disappointments.


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