Amber Thomas

Amber Thomas (born November 17, 1993) is a Canadian swimmer. She lost her sight at ten years old due to a brain tumour and is classified in the S11 disability class.[2]

Amber Thomas
Personal information
Birth nameAmber Thomas
NationalityCanadian
Born (1993-11-17) November 17, 1993 (age 27)
Drayton Valley, Alberta[1]
Sport
Disability classS11, SB11, SM11
Updated on 9 Dec 2014.

At the age of fifteen Thomas competed at the 2008 Summer Paralympics but did not win any medals.[1] In 2010, she came second in the 100 m butterfly and 400 m freestyle at the IPC World Championships. She entered six categories at the London 2012 Paralympics and gained two medals: bronze in the 200 m individual medley and silver in the 400 m freestyle.[2]

Thomas is now retired from competitive swimming. She has stated an intention to work in animal massage and is considering competing in equestrianism in the future.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Amber Thomas". Canadian Paralympic Committee. Archived from the original on 9 December 2014. Retrieved 9 December 2014.
  2. ^ a b Infostrada Sports. "Biographies". International Paralympic Committee. Archived from the original on 21 January 2018. Retrieved 9 December 2014. (search for "Amber Thomas")
  3. ^ Cryderman, Alf (26 June 2013). "Amber Thomas – being blind doesn't mean you lack vision". Red Deer Express. Archived from the original on 13 December 2014. Retrieved 9 December 2014.

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