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Liz Johnson

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Personal Data

Date Of Birth: 3rd December 1985

Born: Newport, Gwent

Height: 1.64m

Weight: 56kg

Team/Club: Manchester HPC

Coach: Mick Massey

Personal Best

Event Time Year Record
Long Course S6 50m Freestyle 39.41 2008  
Long Course S6 100m Backstroke 1:42.90 2009  
Long Course SB6 100m Breaststroke 1:38.89 2011  
Long Course SB6 200m Breaststroke 3:40.33 2012 ER
Long Course S6 50m Butterfly 43.45 2011  
Long Course SM6 200m Individual Medley 3:20.48 2008  

International Competitions

Competition Event Year Time Medal/Position
Paralympic Games 100m Breaststroke 2012 1:40.90 BRONZE
  200m Individual Medley (SM6)   3:25.64 6th
  50m Freestyle (S6) 2008 39.41 8th
  100m Breaststroke (SB6)   1:41.87 GOLD
  50m Butterfly (S6)   45.94 12th
  100m Breaststroke (SB6) 2004 1.45.33 SILVER
  50m Butterfly (S6)   46.64 9th
  200m Individual Medley (SM6)   3.31.37 5th
IPC World Championships 100m Breaststroke (SB6) 2010 1:39.88 BRONZE
  200m Individual Medley (SM6)   3:27.80 6th
  50m Freestyle (S6) 2006 41.54 8th
  100m Breaststroke (SB6)   1.40.83 GOLD
  50m Butterfly (S6)   45.58 7th
  200m Individual Medley (SM6)   3.25.46 4th
  4x50m Freestyle Relay (20pts)   3.14.53 GOLD
  100m Breaststroke (SB6) 2002    
  50m Butterfly (S6)      
IPC European Championships 100m Breaststroke (SB6) 2011 1:38.89 GOLD
  50m Butterfly (S6)   44.17 7th
  200m Individual Medley (SM6)   3:24.70 6th
  50m Freestyle (S6) 2009 41.01 6th
  100m Backstroke (S6)   1:42.90 5th
  100m Breaststroke (SB6)   1:41.36 SILVER
  100m Breaststroke (SB6) 2001    
  50m Butterfly (S7)      
  200m Individual Medley (SM7)     BRONZE
IPC World Championships (25m) 100m Breaststroke (SB6) 2009 1:38.82 GOLD
  100M Individual Medley (SM6)   1:32.69 BRONZE
  200M Individual Medley (SM6)   2:17.47 BRONZE
Commonwealth Games 100m Freestyle (EAD) 2002 1:38.56 9th

Domestic Events

Competition Event Year Time Medal/Position
British Championships 100m Freestyle 2013 1:43.38 16th
  200m Individual Medley   3:33.39 10th
  50m Freestyle 2012 42.44 23rd
  100m Backstroke   1:44.07 20th
  100m Breaststroke   1:43.32 7th
  50m Butterfly   45.36 SILVER
  100m Breaststroke 2011 1:40.40 SILVER
  200m Individual Medley   3:24.64 5th
  100m Backstroke 2010 1:44.64 14th
  100m Breaststroke   1:39.58 GOLD
  200m Individual Medley   3:27.76 SILVER
  50m Freestyle 2009 41.12 6th
  100m Breaststroke 2008 1:41.20 GOLD
  50m Butterfly   44.18 SILVER
  200m Individual Medley   3:20.48 4th
  100m Freestyle 2007 1:32.76 12th
  50m Breaststroke   47.26 GOLD
  100m Breaststroke   1:43.76 GOLD
  200m Individual Medley   3:30.38 GOLD
  50m Freestyle 2006 42.12 8th
  50m Breaststroke   48.04 GOLD
  100m Breaststroke   1:41.17 GOLD
  50m Butterfly   50.26 4th
  200m Individual Medley   3:35.16 BRONZE
  50m Breaststroke 2004 49.71 GOLD
  100m Breaststroke   1:46.36 SILVER
  50m Butterfly   50.58 BRONZE
  100m Breaststroke 2003 1:50.30 5th
  50m Butterfly   45.93 BRONZE
  200m Individual Medley   3:43.20 GOLD
British Para-Swimming International Meet 100m Breaststroke 2014 1:42.75 9th
British International Disability Championships 100m Breaststroke 2013 1:43.00 8th
  100m Breaststroke 2012 1:42.64 9th
  50m Butterfly 2011 45.13 BRONZE

In the Pool

Greatest Achievement to date: The 100m Breaststroke at the Beijing 2008 Paralympics. I achieved my ambition of winning a Paralympic gold medal and produced the win even though I was going through some difficult personal circumstances.

Aspiration: To keep improving and be the best that I can be and to be a millionaire!

Who has been greatest influence on you: My Mum

Out of the Pool

One thing you can’t live without: My Beijing medal

Tip for the top: Follow your dreams and don’t give up. Use your disappointments to fuel your ambition.

Life after swimming? Enjoying time doing the things I don't have time to do while I am swimming and I plan to work as an accountant.


Band/Music: General – but not classical so much.


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