Athletes

Liz Johnson

Liz Johnson Paralympic Swimming Beijing 2008

Liz has won a medal at three consecutive Paralympic Games, having made her debut in Athens in 2004.

  • Events:
    Athletics, Swimming
  • Home Town:
    Newport
  • Lives:
    Bath, Avon
  • Trains:
    Manchester HPC
  • Date Of Birth:
    03/12/1985
  • Games Attended:
    London 12, Beijing 08

Liz learnt to swim at the age of four when she was first taken to swimming lessons. She was attracted to the sport as it suited her competitive nature.

As one of Britain’s successful swimmers in Beijing, Liz won a gold medal in the 100m Breaststroke (SB6) despite difficult personal circumstances.

At London 2012, Liz recorded a season's best time of 1:40.90 to take the bronze medal in the 100m Backstroke (SB6). She took to the podium with ParalympicsGB team-mate Charlotte Henshaw, who claimed silver.

"I'm definitely glad I got a medal in front of a home crowd."Liz Johnson

Liz studied at the University of Swansea and graduated with a BSc in Business Management. After she has retired from swimming she would like to work as an accountant.

She currently trains at Manchester HPC.

  • Major Results
  • 2012 London Paralympic Games
  • 100m Breaststroke (SB6): bronze
    200m Individual Medley (SM6): 6th
  • 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games
  • 50m Freestyle (S6): 8th
    100m Breaststroke (SB6): gold
    50m Butterfly (S6): 12th
     
  • 2004 Athens Paralympic Games
  • 100m Breaststroke (SB6): silver
    50m Butterfly (S6): 9th
    200m Individual Medley (SM6): 5th
     
  • 2012 British Championships, London, UK
  • 50m Freestyle: 23rd
    100m Backstroke: 20th
    100m Breaststroke (SB6): 7th
    50m Butterfly (S6): silver
     
  • 2011 IPC European Championships, Berlin, Germany
  • 100m Breaststroke (SB6): gold
    50m Butterfly (S6): 7th
    200m Individual Medley (SM6): 6th
     
  • 2011 BT Paralympic World Cup, Manchester, UK
  • 100m Breaststroke (SB6): silver
     
  • 2011 British International Disability Championships, Sheffield, UK
  • 50m Butterfly: Bronze
     
  • 2011 British Championships, Manchester, UK
  • 100m Breaststroke: silver
    200m Individual Medley: 5th
     
  • 2010 IPC World Championships, Eindhoven, the Netherlands
  • 100m Breaststroke (SB6): bronze
    200m Individual Medley (SM6): 6th
     
  • 2010 BT Paralympic World Cup, Manchester, UK
  • 100m Breaststroke (SB6): silver
     
  • 2010 British Championships, Sheffield, UK
  • 100m Backstroke: 14th
    100m Breaststroke: gold
    200m Individual Medley: silver
     
  • 2009 IPC World Championships (25m), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 100m Breaststroke (SB6): gold
    100m Individual Medley (SM6): bronze
    200m Individual Medley (SM6): bronze
     
  • 2009 IPC European Championships, Reykjavik, Iceland
  • 50m Freestyle (S6):  6th
    100m Backstroke (S6): 5th
    100m Breaststroke (SB6): silver
     
  • 2009 British Championships, Sheffield, UK
  • 50m Freestyle: 6th
     
  • 2008 BT Paralympic World Cup, Manchester, UK
  • 200m Individual Medley (SM6): 6th
     
  • 2008 British Championships, Sheffield, UK
  • 100m Breaststroke: gold
    50m Butterfly: silver
    200m Individual Medley: 4th



     

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