Athletes

Anthony Stephens

Anthony Stephens Beijing 2008 Paralympics Swimming

Anthony says that he loves the feeling of freedom in the water and has now been competing for over 16 years. He made his third Games appearance at London 2012.

  • Events:
    Swimming
  • Home Town:
    Reading
  • Lives:
    Highbridge, Somerset
  • Trains:
    Swansea HPC
  • Date Of Birth:
    09/07/1986
  • Games Attended:
    London 12, Beijing 08, Athens 04

Now training at Swansea HPC, Anthony learned to swim when he was three years old. He took part in his first national competition at the age of eight.

Anthony describes his greatest achievement as winning gold in the 200m Freestyle (S5) at the 2006 IPC World Championships in Durban, South Africa and subsequently performing at a consistently high level for over 10 years. He has a total of five Paralympic medals which he won in Athens and Beijing.

On his third Games appearance at London 2012, Anthony qualified for the finals of three of his five events, narrowly missing out on the medals in the 200m Freestyle (S5).

Anthony received a BTEC in motor vehicle mechanics from Swansea College in 2008 and is also qualified as an assistant Swimming teacher.

Major Results

  • 2012 London Paralympic Games
  • 50m Freestyle (S5): 6th
    100m Freestyle (S5): 5th
    200m Freestyle (S5): 4th
    50m Backstroke (S5): 3rd (ht1)
    50m Butterfly (S5): DNS (ht1)
     
  • 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games
  • 50m Freestyle (S5): 6th
    100m Freestyle (S5): 4th
    200m Freestyle (S5): bronze
  • 2004 Athens Paralympic Games
  • 50m Freestyle (S5): bronze
    100m Freestyle (S5): bronze
    200m Freestyle (S5): silver
    50m Backstroke (S5): 7th
    200m Individual Medley (S5): 5th
    4x50m Freestyle Relay (20pts): bronze
    4x50m Medley Relay (20pts): 6th
  • 2012 British Championships, London, UK
  • 50m Freestyle: 12th
    100m Freestyle: 19th
    200m Freestyle (S5): 7th
    50m Backstroke (S5): bronze
  • 2011 IPC European Championships, Berlin, Germany
  • 50m Freestyle (S5): 4th
    100m Freestyle (S5): silver
    200m Freestyle (S5): silver
    50m Backstroke (S5): silver
    50m Butterfly (S5): bronze
  • 2011 British Championships, Manchester, UK
  • 50m Backstroke: silver
    50m Freestyle: 5th
    50m Butterfly: 4th
  • 2009 IPC European Championships, Reykjavik, Iceland
  • 50m Freestyle (S5): silver
    100m Freestyle (S5): silver
    200m Freestyle (S5): silver
    50m Backstroke (S5): gold
    50m Butterfly (S5): gold
    4x50m Medley Relay (20pts): silver
  • 2009 British Championships, Sheffield, UK
  • 50m Freestyle: 4th
    200m Freestyle: silver
    50m Backstroke: silver
    50m Butterfly: bronze
  • 2008 BT Paralympic World Cup, Manchester, UK
  • 200m Freestyle (S5): silver
    2008 British Championships, Sheffield, UK
    50m Freestyle: 7th
    100m Freestyle: 4th
    200m Freestyle: silver



     

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