Should Timothy Hodge achieve selection to the 2020 Australian Paralympic Team, it would come as no surprise to any of his teammates if he found his way onto the podium.

At just 14, he achieved selection to his first Australian team, travelling to Glasgow, Scotland, for the 2015 International Paralympic Committee Swimming World Championships. It was a bittersweet moment for Timothy, who only just missed the opportunity to compete against his hero, Matthew Cowdrey, on the world stage – with Matthew retiring earlier that year.

Timothy represented Australia once again at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, but it has been in the years since then that he has truly come into his own. His first major international medals came at the 2018 Commonwealth Games, where he clinched silver in the men’s 100m breastroke SB8 and men’s 100m backstroke S9, and were followed with a pair of bronze medals at the …

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Date of birth
31 January 2001
Sport
Para-swimming
Past Paralympic Games

Rio 2016

Impairment
Physical Impairment – Right below-knee limb loss and dysmelia affecting his right hand and left foot
How acquired
Congenital
Residence
Kings Langley, NSW
Occupation
Student
Started competing
2010
First competed for Australia
2015
Sport career highlights

Being named on the 2016 Australian Paralympic Team Long List and winning a silver medal in the men’s 100m backstroke S9 and men’s 100m breaststroke SB8 at the 2018 Commonwealth Games

Greatest sporting moments

Breaking his first national record

Heroes/role models

Matthew Cowdrey

Favourite quote
Just try your best

Disciplines

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

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