Tiffany Thomas-Kane burst onto the international swimming scene when she won gold in the S6 100m breaststroke at the 2015 IPC Swimming World Championships with a world record time of one minute, 34.95 seconds. Even more impressive, she was just 13 years old when she did it.

She also took home silver in the 50m butterfly as well as bronze in the 50m freestyle and 100m freestyle. The Championships were a resounding success for the young Sydney athlete and a memorable debut for the teenager. It was her first international meet, after her world record-breaking efforts at the 2015 Australian Championships earned her selection on the Australian Dolphins team.

Starting off the Rio 2016 Games year with a splash, Tiffany went on to break her own world record at the Australian Swimming Championships in Adelaide, where she swum the women’s 50m breaststroke multi-class event in a time of 43.06s.

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Date of birth
9 August 2001
Sport
Para-swimming
Past Paralympic Games

Rio 2016

Impairment
Physical Impairment – Short stature – Hypochondroplasia
How acquired
Birth
Residence
Killara, NSW
Occupation
Student
Started competing
2009
First competed for Australia
2015
Sport career highlights

Getting selected for the 2015 IPC Swimming World Championships

Greatest sporting moments

Winning my first ribbon in horse riding and swimming

Heroes/role models

James Magnussen

Disciplines

  • Sport: Para-swimming Discipline: 4x50m freestyle relay Classification: S6
  • Sport: Para-swimming Discipline: 100m backstroke Classification: S6
  • Sport: Para-swimming Discipline: 100m breastsroke Classification: SB6
  • Sport: Para-swimming Discipline: 100m freestyle Classification: S6
  • Sport: Para-swimming Discipline: 200m individual medley Classification: SM6
  • Sport: Para-swimming Discipline: 4x100m freestyle relay Classification: S6
  • Sport: Para-swimming Discipline: 50m butterfly Classification: S6
  • Sport: Para-swimming Discipline: 50m freestyle Classification: S6
  • Sport: Para-swimming Discipline: 4x100m Medley Relay Classification: S6

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