Training under Nathan Doyle at USC, Ben Hance made his Dolphin debut at the Paralympic Games in Tokyo. Since bursting onto the scene at the end of 2020, Hance has continued to go from strength to strength and currently holds the world record for the men’s 100m backstroke S14.

Ben made an incredible Paralympic debut at Tokyo 2020, leaving Japan with a gold, silver, and bronze medal.

In his individual events, Ben claimed gold in the men’s 100m backstroke S14 in a Paralympic record of 0:57.73, just 0.17 outside the world record time he set at the Australian Swimming Trials. Ben also won bronze in the men’s 100m butterfly S14 with a time of 0:56.90.

Ben claimed a silver medal in the mixed 4x100m freestyle relay S14, along with teammates Ricky Betar, Ruby Storm, and Madeleine McTernan, with a time of 3:46.38.

The young gun is determined and absolutely loves …

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Date of birth
25 July 2000
Past Paralympic Games

Tokyo 2020

Intellectual Impairment
How acquired
Sunshine Coast, QLD
Started competing
First competed for Australia
Sport career highlights

World Record for 100m Backstroke

Greatest sporting moments

Haven’t had it yet

Heroes/role models

Cameron McEvoy


  • Sport: Para-swimming Discipline: Backstroke Classification: S14

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