Having already experienced the Paralympics buzz in Beijing at the tender age of 15, Brenden Hall came of age in London. The freestyle expert hit his peak at the right time to convincingly win gold in the 400m freestyle and the 4x100m men’s freestyle relay, as well as bronze as part of the 4x100m medley relay team.

Brenden first made an impact on an international scale at the 2010 IPC Swimming World Championships where he returned home with four gold medals around his neck, including gold in the 5km open water swim. He was presented with his gold medal in the 400m freestyle by legendary Dutch Olympian Pieter van den Hoogenband and his swimming continued to improve in 2011, culminating in the distance king breaking new world records in the 800m and 1500m at the Queensland Championships.

After contracting chicken pox, Brenden was forced to have his right leg amputated …

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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
Chicken Pox
Residence
Petrie, QLD
Occupation
Student
Started competing
2003
First competed for Australia
2007
Sport career highlights

Champion in 400m freestyle and 5km freestyle at the 2010 World Championships

Greatest sporting moments

Walking out for the Opening Ceremony in Beijing and breaking the Paralympic record in the 400m freestyle

Heroes/role models

Ian Healy

Disciplines

  • 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: 50m freestyle Classification: S9
  • Sport: Para-swimming Discipline: 4x100m freestyle relay Classification: S9
  • Sport: Para-swimming Discipline: 4x100m medley relay Classification: S9

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