Tiffany Thomas Kane was just shy of 14 when she won a gold medal on debut at the 2015 International Paralympic Committee Para-swimming World Championships in Glasgow, Scotland. Not only that, but she did it in world record time, finishing nearly two seconds ahead of her nearest (and far more experienced) rival, Charlotte Henshaw (GBR).

Having also won a silver medal in the women’s 50m butterfly S6 and bronze in the women’s 50m freestyle S6 and women’s 100m freestyle S6, it came as no surprise then, when Tiffany achieved selection to her first Australian Paralympic Team for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.

Tiffany was one of the youngest members of the 2016 Australian Paralympic Team, but she made a big, big splash. She won a gold medal in the women’s 100m breaststroke SB6 and a trio of bronze medals in the women’s 50m butterfly S6, women’s 50m freestyle S6 and …

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

Rio 2016

Impairment
Physical Impairment – Hypochondroplasia
How acquired
Congenital
Residence
Willoughby, NSW
Occupation
Athlete
Started competing
2009
First competed for Australia
2015
Sport career highlights

Achieving selection to the 2016 Australian Paralympic Team

Greatest sporting moments

Winning a gold medal in the women’s 100m breaststroke SB6 at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games

Heroes/role models
Favourite quote
Never give up - it's just the beginning

Disciplines

  • Sport: Para-swimming Discipline: 50m butterfly Classification: S7
  • Sport: Para-swimming Discipline: 50m freestyle Classification: S7
  • Sport: Para-swimming Discipline: 100m backstroke Classification: S7
  • Sport: Para-swimming Discipline: 100m breastsroke Classification: SB7
  • Sport: Para-swimming Discipline: 100m freestyle Classification: S7
  • Sport: Para-swimming Discipline: 200m individual medley Classification: SM7
  • Sport: Para-swimming Discipline: 4x50m freestyle Classification: S7

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