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Swimming

At the BT Paralympic World Cup 2009 athletes competed in five different classes: Individual Medley, Butterfly, Backstroke, Freestyle and Breaststroke.

Classes 1-10 are allocated to swimmers with a physical disability.

Classes 11-13 are allocated to swimmers with a visual impairment

The British Team came into the competition with high hope after a successful Paralympics in Beijing, and they certainly didnít disappoint.

  • Competing in her first BT Paralympic World Cup, Eleanor Simmonds followed up her successful Beijing Games with Gold in the 100m Freestyle setting a new world record in the process. Natalie Jones claimed the Silver as well.
  • David Roberts did not disappoint either and claimed Gold medals in both the 50m and 100m Freestyle. Matthew Walker celebrated two medals, Silver and a Bronze respectively in the Freestyle as well.
  • Great Britain claimed a one, two, three in the 50m Freestyle. Louise Watkin celebrated Gold, Stephanie Milward the Silver and Lauren Steadman the Bronze.
  • Other Gold medallists for Great Britain were, Rhiannon Henry in the 100m Butterfly, Sam Hynd in the 400m Freestyle, Heather Frederiksen in the 100m Backstroke, Charlotte Henshaw in the 100m Breaststroke and James Anderson in the 50m Backstroke.
  • Natalie Du Toit didnít disappoint and claimed Gold in her 100m race pushed closely by Britainís Louise Watkin and Stephanie Milward who won Silver and Bronze

For the full list of Results see http://www.btparalympicworldcup.com/2009/results/swimming/index.php

Or visit www.bbc.co.uk/disabilitysport 


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