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YOUNG Thomas
Sport Para swimming
NPC Great Britain   
GenderMen
Age27
Place of BirthLancaster, ENG
Height1.95 m
Weight 81 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Classification
S8, SB7, SM8
Further Personal Information
Residence
England
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up swimming at age five and began competing at age 12.
Why this sport?
His mother wanted him to be able to swim when he was older.
Club / Team
Portsmouth Northsea: England
Name of coach
Rob Greenwood [national]
Coach from which country?
Great Britain
Senior International Debut
Year
2009
Competing for
Great Britain
Tournament
European Championships
Location
Reykjavík
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a gold medal at the 2010 Paralympic World Cup. (British Swimming Media Guide, 10 Jul 2011)
Most influential person in career
His mother. (NPC Media Guide, 19 Aug 2010)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"If you want to be the best you have to beat the best." (swimming.org, 2009)
Impairment
He was born with one arm and two club feet. (BBC Sport, 28 May 2010)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
4 2012 400m Freestyle S8 4:33.57
5 2012 100m Breaststroke SB7 1:23.69
5 2012 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 34 Points 3:56.38
7 2012 50m Freestyle S8 27.71
4 2012 100m Backstroke S8 1:08.91
Heat 2012 200m Individual Medley SM8 2:35.98
6 2012 100m Freestyle S8 1:00.53
5 2012 4 x 100m Medley Relay 34 Points 4:20.54 Q
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
3 2010 100m Backstroke S8 1:06.85
3 2010 200m Individual Medley SM8 2:32.40
4 2010 100m Breaststroke SB7 1:27.03
1 2010 400m Freestyle S8 4:36.45
10 2010 50m Freestyle S8 29.07
World Championships Short Course
Rank Year Event Result
2 2009 100m Backstroke S8 1:05.80
3 2009 100m Breaststroke SB7 1:25.38