Claire recently competed in the 2015 IPC Swimming World Championships in Glasgow winning a silver in the SB8 100m Breaststroke, and gold in the 4 x 100m Medley. A seasoned Paralympian, London 2012 was Claire’s third Paralympics and most successful to date.
She entered the world stage at only 16 years old, qualifying for Athens and coming home with 2 bronze medals, picking up a further bronze at the games in Beijing in 2008.
London 2012 saw a big boost in Claire’s profile as she was chosen to be one of the faces of Channel 4’s hugely successful Meet the Superhumans campaign – she was featured on billboards nationwide and in a number of adverts on Channel 4 speaking candidly about her disability.
Claire’s performance in the pool at London 2012 was impressive. Spurred on by the home crowds, she won silver in the SB8 100m breaststroke, bronze in the 4 x 100m freestyle relay and another silver in the 4 x 100m medley relay.
Claire is a great ambassador for disability sport and regularly gives motivational talks to children and adults.
Nationality – English
Event – SB8 100m Breaststroke, 4 x 100m Medley
Honours – 6 Paralympic medals, including 2 silvers and 1 bronze from London 2012, a silver individual as well as a gold and a bronze team medals at the 2015 World Championships
Date of Birth – 21/05/1988
Height – 166 cm
Born – Worcestershire
Lives – Manchester
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