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ROSE Sarah
Sport Para swimming
NPC Australia   
Place of BirthSydney, AUS
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Short stature
Origin of Impairment
S6, SB6, SM6
Further Personal Information
Sydney, NSW, AUS
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began competing in 2001.
Why this sport?
She was inspired to take up the sport after watching the 2000 Paralympic Games in Sydney.
Club / Team
Sydney University: Australia
Name of coach
Yuriy Vdovychenko [national]
Senior International Debut
Competing for
National Championships
General Interest
Spending time with her friends and family, going to the beach, listening to music, shopping. (, 11 Jan 2010)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a gold medal at the 2005 World Cup and winning a bronze medal at the 2004 Paralympic Games in Athens. (, 11 Jan 2010)
Most influential person in career
Her coach, friends and family. (, 11 Jan 2010)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog." (, 11 Jan 2010)
She was born with achondroplasia, which resulted in her having short stature. (, 2012)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
12 2004 50m Freestyle S6 42.89
10 2004 100m Freestyle S6 1:30.75
3 2004 50m Butterfly S6 41.96
7 2004 200m Individual Medley SM6 3:36.28
9 2008 50m Freestyle S6 40.90
10 2008 100m Freestyle S6 1:30.31
4 2008 50m Butterfly S6 40.95
7 2008 200m Individual Medley SM6 3:29.54
Heats 2012 200m Individual Medley SM6 3:36.84
Heat 2012 50m Freestyle S6 39.37
6 2012 50m Butterfly S6 40.43 Q
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
8 2006 100m Freestyle S6 1:29.16
2 2006 50m Butterfly S6 41.30
6 2006 200m Individual Medley SM6 3:36.67