Claire Cashmore MBE
Claire won gold in the 4 x 100 metre medley relay at the Rio Olympic Games of 2016. Prior to that she won gold at the 2015 IPC Swimming World Championships in Glasgow as well as winning a silver in the SB8 100m Breaststroke. A seasoned Paralympian, Claire also competed at London 2012, Beijing 2008 and Athens 2004 where she competed at only 16 years old, and came home with 2 bronze medals.
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 – 8 Paralympic medals, including a gold at Rio in the medley relay, 3 silvers and 4 bronze. 3 golds at the 2015 and 2013 World Championships
Date of Birth – 21/05/1988
Height – 166 cm
Born – Worcestershire
Lives – Manchester
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