Jeremy McClure

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Quick Facts

Disability
Vision impairment - Lebers hereditary optic neuropathy
How acquired
Hereditary condition presented at age 15
Date of Birth
Mon, 25/05/1987
Home
Mount Pleasant, WA
Occupation
Student/part time remedial massage therapist
Started Competing
2002
First Competed for Australia
2003
Games Experience
Athens 2004, Beijing 2008
Heroes
His sisters
Career Highlights
Competing at two Paralympic Games
Greatest Moment
Being selected for the Paralympic Team

Bio

Jeremy McClure may have lost 98 per cent of his sight at the age of 15, but he did not lose his vision for inspiring young people.

The West Australian turned his disability into a passion for swimming and his immediate success in the pool received acclaim from those around him. In just his second year of competing for Australia, Jeremy was first selected in the swimming team for the Athens 2004 Paralympic Games.

He then reached his second consecutive Paralympic final in the 100m backstroke at Beijing 2008.

But 2012 has undoubtedly been a standout year for Jeremy. After winning four medals at the WA State Open Championships, a series of solid performances on the international stage has helped him climb inside the top 10 of the world rankings. He is currently ranked third in the 50m backstroke, fourth in the 50m breaststroke and fifth in the 100m backstroke.

Jeremy will be hoping his Paralympic experiences can help lift him on the podium in London.

Sport & Disciplines

Sport: Swimming
Disciplines: 50m backstroke
Classification: S12
Sport: Swimming
Disciplines: 100m backstroke
Classification: S12
Sport: Swimming
Disciplines: 50m breaststroke
Classification: SB12
Sport: Swimming
Disciplines: 100m breaststroke
Classification: SB12
Sport: Swimming
Disciplines: 50m freestyle
Classification: S12
Sport: Swimming
Disciplines: 400m freestyle
Classification: S12