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 …Read More