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Alexander Elliot

Birthdate

Sport(s)

Para swimming

Hometown

Kitchener, ON

At the 2018 Pan Pacific Para Swimming Championships in Cairns, Alexander Elliot won gold medals in the 100-m backstroke S10, 100-m butterfly S10 and the 200-m individual medley SM10 in a personal best time. He also captured a silver medal in the 400-m freestyle S10.

At the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, Elliot was busy as he competed in six events. His best result had him 4th in the 100-m butterfly.

He enjoyed a banner season in 2015. He marched five times to the podium at the Toronto 2015 Parapan American Games and reached five individual finals at the IPC World Championships, including a fifth place in the 100-m backstroke.

In 2014, he earned a berth on his first Canadian team for the Pan Pacific Para-swimming Championships in Pasadena. In the 100-m butterfly race, he was second to compatriot Nathan Stein as both went under Benoit Huot’s national record. He defeated the legendary Huot for a victory in the S10 100-m butterfly at the 2013 Can Am Championships in Edmonton.

Year Type
Host City
Medals
2016 Summer
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2016 – Paralympic Games… 2015 – Five medals at the Toronto 2015 Parapan Am Games and five finals at the IPC World Championships … 2014 - named Male Para-athlete of the Year in Ontario…  Recipient of the Fuelling Athlete and Coaching Excellence (FACE) Program from Petro-Canada…

 

PERSONAL

Born with a rare condition called syndactyly which limits the use of his hands and feet… Affects only one in about 2,500 people…Even rarer to have in both hands and both feet… Started swimming as a youngster, quit for a few years to focus on football… Returned to the pool at age 12.

 

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

2016 Paralympic Games 100-m butterfly 4th

2016 Paralympic Games 100-m backstroke 7th

2016 Paralympic Games 50-m freestyle 8th

2015 Parapan Am Games 400-m freestyle 2nd

2015 Parapan Am Games 100-m breaststroke 3rd

2015 Parapan Am Games 100-m butterfly 3rd

2015 Parapan Am Games  200-m individual medley 3rd

2015 Parapan Am Games 100-m backstroke  3rd 

2015 IPC World Championships 100-m backstroke 5th

2015 IPC World Championships 4X100-m medley relay 5th

2015 IPC World Championships 100-m backstroke 6th

2015 IPC World Championships 4X100-m freestyle relay 6th

2015 IPC World Championships 200-m individual medley 7th

2015 IPC World Championships 100-m 400-m freestyle 7th

2015 IPC World Championships 100-m freestyle 8th

2014 Pan Pacific Para-swimming Championships 400-m freestyle 2nd

2014 Pan Pacific Para-swimming Championships 100-m butterfly 2nd

2014 Pan Pacific Para-swimming Championships 100-m breaststroke 3rd