With three Paralympic campaigns under his belt, 26-year-old Brenden Hall is already a seasoned veteran.

Brenden first experienced the buzz of a Paralympic Games in 2008. Although he was the second youngest athlete on the Australian Paralympic Team, Brenden broke a Paralympic record in the men’s 400m freestyle S9 and placed fifth in the hotly contested final, which also featured Australia’s most prolific gold medallist in Matthew Cowdrey.

But it was another four years before Brenden really came of age. The freestyle expert hit his peak at just the right time to win a gold medal in the men’s 400m freestyle S9 at the London 2012 Paralympic Games. He also won a gold and bronze medal as a member of the men’s 4x100m freestyle 34 Points and men’s 4x100m medley 34 Points relay teams.

Two decades have now passed since Brenden lost his right leg to chicken pox in 1999. …

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Date of birth
27 May 1993
Sport
Para-swimming
Past Paralympic Games

Beijing 2008, London 2012, Rio 2016

Impairment
Physical Impairment – Right leg limb loss
How acquired
Amputation as a result of chicken pox
Residence
Mango Hill, QLD
Occupation
Student, surf lifesaver
Started competing
2003
First competed for Australia
2007
Sport career highlights

Winning his first individual gold medal at the London 2012 Paralympic Games in his pet event, the men’s 400m freestyle S9

Greatest sporting moments

Being a part of the gold medal winning men’s 4x100m freestyle 34 Points team at London 2012

Heroes/role models

Ian Healy, Michael Phelps

Favourite quote
A brave heart is a powerful weapon - Rudy Garcia-Tolson

Disciplines

  • Sport: Para-swimming Discipline: 50m freestyle Classification: S9
  • Sport: Para-swimming Discipline: 100m backstroke Classification: S9
  • Sport: Para-swimming Discipline: 100m butterfly Classification: S9
  • Sport: Para-swimming Discipline: 100m freestyle Classification: S9
  • Sport: Para-swimming Discipline: 200m individual medley Classification: SM9
  • Sport: Para-swimming Discipline: 400m freestyle Classification: S9
  • Sport: Para-swimming Discipline: 4x100m medley relay Classification: S9

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