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Emma Cattle (born 1988 in Luton)[1] is a British Paralympian competing in S10 events. She competed at the 2008 Summer Paralympics. Cattle trains at Luton swimming club.[2] She attended Barnfield College.[1]

CareerEdit

Cattle has cerebral palsy, and competes in S10 and SM10 events.[1] She began swimming aged 8 at her local swimming club in Luton.[1] She was selected to compete at the 2008 Paralympics,[3] coming sixth in the final of the 100 metre backstroke S10 competition.[4] She also competed in the 50 metre freestyle S10, where she finished last in her heat,[5] and the Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM10, where she was disqualified in her heat.[6] Cattle qualified to compete at the 2009 IPC Swimming European Championships, her third appearance at the event.[7] She won a bronze medal in the 400 metre freestyle S10.[8] In 2009, Cattle broke the British 100m backstroke S10 record with a time of 1:12.55; her record was later broken in 2013.[9] Cattle failed to qualify for the 2012 Summer Paralympics after finishing eighth in the 400m mixed category freestyle final at the British Championships.[10] In 2015, Cattle won the mixed category 100m freestyle C final of a 2015 British Para-Swimming International Meet event in Glasgow.[11] She also competed in the 50m and 100m freestyle and 100m backstroke events in the East Region Winter Championships.[12]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "Cattle, Emma". International Paralympic Committee. Retrieved 16 October 2016.
  2. ^ "Luton SC duo head for International Paralympic Committee European Swimming Championships". Luton Today. 14 October 2009. Retrieved 16 October 2016.
  3. ^ "GB name Paralympic swimming squad". BBC Sport. 1 May 2008. Retrieved 16 October 2016.
  4. ^ "Swimming at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games: Women's 100 m Backstroke S10". International Paralympic Committee. Retrieved 16 October 2016.
  5. ^ "Swimming at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games: 50 metre freestyle S10". International Paralympic Committee. Retrieved 16 October 2016.
  6. ^ "Swimming at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games: Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM10". International Paralympic Committee. Retrieved 16 October 2016.
  7. ^ "Luton SC duo head for International Paralympic Committee European Swimming Championships". Luton Today. 14 October 2009. Retrieved 16 October 2016.
  8. ^ "Eleanor Simmonds leads British gold haul in Iceland". The Guardian. 21 October 2009. Retrieved 16 October 2016.
  9. ^ Guttridge, Roger (8 March 2013). "Swimming: Rio prospect Alice breaks national paralympic record". Bournemouth Daily Echo. Retrieved 16 October 2016.
  10. ^ Hart, Simon (3 March 2012). "London 2012 Olympics: Hannah Miley and four others secure Olympic places". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 16 October 2016.
  11. ^ "Applegate strikes gold in Glasgow". East Swimming. 27 March 2015. Retrieved 16 October 2016.
  12. ^ "SWIMMING: Team Luton excel in Winter Champs". Dunstable Today. 20 November 2015. Retrieved 16 October 2016.

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