Since first competing in swimming in 2009, Daniel Fox trained quietly away, hoping he would make it to the London Paralympic Games.

After an explosive start to his career where he won three gold medals at the 2009 Global Games for athletes with an intellectual disability, he focused his sights on getting to London and soon, the hours in the pool and in the gym began to pay off.

The freestyle expert was named on the 2010 World Championship team where he won a silver medal in the 200m freestyle and then represented Australia at the 2011 Arafura Games where he won four gold medals, the CanAm Championships where he won three gold and a bronze medal and the Para-Pan Pacs where he won three gold medals.

With a smaller field of events in London, Daniel shone in his best event and won silver in the 200m freestyle and finished …

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Date of birth
21 May 1991
Sport
Para-swimming
Past Paralympic Games

London 2012, Rio 2016

Impairment
Intellectual Impairment
How acquired
Birth
Residence
Cleveland, QLD
Occupation
Athlete
Started competing
2009
First competed for Australia
2009
Sport career highlights

Winning silver at London 2012 and being part of the 2014 Australian Commonwealth Games Team

Greatest sporting moments

Winning gold at the 2014 Commonwealth Games - 200m freestyle

Heroes/role models

Gordon Tallis

Disciplines

  • Sport: Para-swimming Discipline: 100m backstroke Classification: S14
  • Sport: Para-swimming Discipline: 200m freestyle Classification: S14
  • Sport: Para-swimming Discipline: 200m individual medley Classification: SM14

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