Timothy Hodge was born with a lower leg deficiency. When he was four years old the deficiency meant that he had to have his right foot amputated. He is also missing two fingers on his right hand and his right arm is shorter than his left.

The young athlete from Sydney’s Hills district has not allowed his condition slow him down however, developing into fine swimmer and backstroke specialist, breaking first Australian record in 2013 in the 50m backstroke.

Timothy won gold in the 50m backstroke at the 2014 Australian Age Championships and the following year he stepped up and won silver in the 50m backstroke at the Australian Open Championships. His performance earned him selected to his first World Championship team.

At just 14 years of age he went to Glasgow for the 2015 IPC World Swimming Championships. He competed in seven events with his best results being fourth …

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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, dysmelia right hand and foot
How acquired
Birth
Residence
Kings Langley, NSW
Occupation
Student
Started competing
2010
First competed for Australia
2015
Sport career highlights

Making the Paralympic development squad and the long list for Rio.

Greatest sporting moments

Breaking first Australian record in 2013 in 50m backstroke

Heroes/role models

Matthew Cowdrey

Disciplines

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

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