Lauren Steadman

Lauren Steadman (born 18 December 1992) is a British Paralympic athlete who has competed in three Summer Paralympics, in both swimming and the paratriathlon. She competed at both the 2008 Summer Paralympics in Beijing and the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London as a swimmer, before switching to the paratriathlon for the 2016 Games in Rio where she won a silver medal in the Women's PT4.[2][3]

Lauren Steadman
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Steadman in 2016
Personal information
NationalityBritish
Born (1992-12-18) 18 December 1992 (age 28)
Peterborough, England
Height167 cm (5 ft 6 in)[1]
Sport
SportPara swimming
Para triathlon
Disability classPT4, SB9, S9
ClubPortsmouth Northsea
Portsmouth Athletics Club

Life and careerEdit

Steadman was born in Peterborough in 1992.[4] She has won medals in 2009 and in 2011 at the IPC European Championships. Her uncle was a triathlete and he suggested she try it.[4] Steadman was educated at Great Gidding Primary School, Mount Kelly in Tavistock, Devon,[5] and completed a BSc (Hons) Psychology degree, followed by a master's degree in Business and Management at the University of Portsmouth.

On 20 August 2018 it was announced that Steadman would be a contestant on series 16 of the BBC's Strictly Come Dancing, partnered with AJ Pritchard. She made it to the Semi Final but was eliminated against Ashley Roberts and Pasha Kovalev in the Dance-Off. She went on to perform in the live version of the show.[6]

Lauren Steadman completed and was 1 of 2 finalists in SAS: Who Dares Wins Celebrities 2020.

Paratriathlon careerEdit

In 2013[7] and 2014[8] she won medals at the European Championships Paratriathlon. In 2014, she won the London World Series Paratriathlon,[9] gained a degree in Psychology and became the World Champion Paratriathlete in Edmonton, Canada.[10]

Paratriathlon became an Olympic sport at the 2016 Summer Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro. Steadman took the Silver medal behind Grace Norman of the USA.[4]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://wts.triathlon.org/athletes/profile/47881/lauren_steadman
  2. ^ "Mount Kelly: History and Records". mountkelly.com. Archived from the original on 10 September 2016. Retrieved 11 September 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Lauren Steadman". britishtriathlon.org. Archived from the original on 25 December 2019. Retrieved 11 September 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ a b c Lauren Steadman Archived 24 September 2016 at the Wayback Machine, Triathlon.org, Retrieved 12 September 2016
  5. ^ "The Old Mount Kelleian". Archived from the original on 21 August 2018. Retrieved 21 August 2018.
  6. ^ theAdmin. "The Line Up". Strictly Come Dancing Live!. Archived from the original on 3 January 2019. Retrieved 3 January 2019.
  7. ^ Germany, Great Britain dominate Para-Triathlon Euros Archived 13 October 2014 at the Wayback Machine, 17 June 2013, Paralympic.org, Retrieved 12 September 2016
  8. ^ "2014 Para-triathlon European Championships Review". paralympic.org. 24 June 2014. Archived from the original on 23 August 2018. Retrieved 9 September 2018.
  9. ^ "Paratriathlon: Lauren Steadman beats Faye McClelland in London". BBC Sport. 31 May 2014. Archived from the original on 9 September 2018. Retrieved 9 September 2018.
  10. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 10 December 2018. Retrieved 9 December 2018.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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