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… Read More

Quick Facts

How acquired
Birth
Disability
Intellectual Impairment
Sport
Para-swimming
Date of Birth
May 21, 1991
Home
Cleveland, QLD
Occupation
Athlete
Started Competing
2009
First Competed for Australia
2009
Games Experience

London 2012, Rio 2016

Heroes

Gordon Tallis

Career Highlights

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

Greatest Moment

Winning gold at the 2014 Commonwealth Games - 200m freestyle

Sports & Disciplines

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