Prue Watt established herself as one of Australia’s most successful Paralympians at the Athens 2004 Games, bringing home five silver medals and one bronze medal. Her widespread success saw her awarded the 2004 Female Junior Paralympian of the Year for her achievements. Four years later at Beijing 2008, while she did not win any medals, Prue put in a consistent performance and made the final for each of her events. In the highlight of her Games experience, she finished fourth in the 100m butterfly, fifth in the 50m freestyle and 200m individual medley, sixth in the 100m and 400m freestyle and eighth in the 100m backstroke. Prue continued to put in the hard yards in the pool, hoping to make the team for the London Games. She made her third Paralympic team and in London won another bronze medal to add to her collection in the 50m freestyle. Still chasing… Read More

Quick Facts

Disability
Vision Impairment – Retinopathy of prematurity
Sport
Swimming
How acquired
Premature birth
Date of Birth
January 1, 1987
Home
Edgecliff, NSW
Occupation
Student
Started Competing
1999
First Competed for Australia
2002
Games Experience

Athens 2004, Beijing 2008, London 2012, Rio 2016

Heroes

Layne Beachley, Susie O’Neill

Career Highlights

Winning gold at her third Paralympics after winning five silver and one bronze medal at Athens 2004

Greatest Moment

100m butterfly at the 2008 Australian Short Course Championships

Sports & Disciplines

  • Sport: Swimming Disciplines: 50m freestyle Classification: S13
  • Sport: Swimming Disciplines: 100m breaststroke Classification: SB13
  • Disciplines: 100m butterfly Classification: S13
  • Disciplines: 100m freestyle Classification: S13
  • Disciplines: 200m individual medley Classification: SM13