Sean Russo

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Quick Facts

Disability
Vision impairment - retinitis pigmentosa
How acquired
Birth
Date of Birth
Fri, 05/04/1991
Home
Sydney, NSW
Started Competing
1995
First Competed for Australia
2010
Heroes
Ian Thorpe
Career Highlights
Winning bronze in 100m backstroke at the 2010 World Championships
Greatest Moment
Winning bronze in 100m backstroke at the 2010 World Championships

Bio

While Sean Russo initially only took up swimming at the age of five due to his asthma, the water has since played an increasingly prominent role in his life.

Sean represented Australia for the first time at the 2010 IPC Swimming World Championships in Eindhoven and made the most of his opportunity. He won a bronze medal in the 100m backstroke, breaking the Australian record in the event and representing the highlight of his burgeoning career. At the same meet, Sean broke Australian records in the 400m freestyle and 100m butterfly to underlie his enormous potential.

Competing in the 100m backstroke, 100m butterfly, 50m, 100m and 400m freestyle and the 200m individual medley, Sean is mainly aiming to win a medal in the 100m backstroke. His training is progressing nicely and he recorded encouraging results in the prelude to London 2012, winning gold in the 50m backstroke at the 2010/11 NSW Metro Championships and winning three gold medals at the 2010 NSW MC Championships.

When he’s not swimming, Sean enjoys playing his Xbox 360 with friends and watching Roger Federer play tennis. He relaxes by watching action movies and spending time with his girlfriend. Sean hopes to have a career in computer maintenance after what promises to be an exciting career in the pool.

Sport & Disciplines

Sport: Swimming
Disciplines: 50m freestyle
Classification: S13
Sport: Swimming
Disciplines: 100m freestyle
Classification: S13
Sport: Swimming
Disciplines: 400m freestyle
Classification: S13
Sport: Swimming
Disciplines: 100m butterfly
Classification: S13
Sport: Swimming
Disciplines: 100m backstroke
Classification: S13
Sport: Swimming
Disciplines: 200m individual medley
Classification: SM13