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Philippe Gagnon (swimmer)

Philippe Gagnon (born January 20, 1980) is a Canadian Paralympic swimmer.

Philippe Gagnon
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Personal information
Full namePhilippe Gagnon
NationalityCanadian
Born (1980-01-20) January 20, 1980 (age 39)[1]
Chicoutimi, Quebec
Height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)[1]
Weight165 lb (75 kg)[1]
Sport
SportSwimming
Strokesbutterfly, freestyle

CareerEdit

A native of Chicoutimi, Quebec, he was born with clubfeet. He first competed for Canada at the 2000 Summer Paralympics in Sydney, where he won gold in the 100 metre freestyle S10 in a world record time of 54.30,[2] gold in the 400 metre freestyle S10 in a Paralympic record time of 4:11.44[3] and silver in the 100 metre butterfly S10 in 1:00.25.[4] In the relays, Gagnon with Benoît Huot, Adam Purdy and Andrew Haley won gold in the 4×100 metre medley 34pts in a world record time of 4:32.39[5] and with Haley, Purdy and Brad Sales finished 4th in the 4×100 metre freestyle 34pts in 4:14.69.[6]

At the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester, Gagnon won silver in the 50 metre EAD freestyle. Competing against swimmers in other classifications, Gagnon covered the distance in 25.04, equaling the world record.[7] In the 100 metre EAD freestyle, Gagnon finished 5th in 54.65.[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Profile of Philippe Gagnon". Manchester 2002 Commonwealth Games. Retrieved January 19, 2014.
  2. ^ "Results of the men's 100 metre freestyle S10 at the 2000 Summer Paralympics" (pdf). IPC. Retrieved January 19, 2014. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  3. ^ "Results of the men's 400 metre freestyle S10 at the 2000 Summer Paralympics" (pdf). IPC. Retrieved January 19, 2014. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  4. ^ "Results of the men's 100 metre butterfly S10 at the 2000 Summer Paralympics" (pdf). IPC. Retrieved January 19, 2014. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  5. ^ "Results of the men's 4 × 100 metre medley 34pts at the 2000 Summer Paralympics" (pdf). IPC. Retrieved January 19, 2014. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  6. ^ "Results of the men's 4 × 100 metre freestyle 34pts at the 2000 Summer Paralympics" (pdf). IPC. Retrieved January 19, 2014. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  7. ^ "Results of the men's 50 metre EAD freestyle final at the 2002 Commonwealth Games". Manchester 2002 Commonwealth Games. August 1, 2002. Retrieved January 19, 2014.
  8. ^ "Results of the men's 100 metre EAD freestyle final at the 2002 Commonwealth Games". Manchester 2002 Commonwealth Games. August 3, 2002. Retrieved January 19, 2014.