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Jim Anderson (swimmer)

 

Jim Anderson (swimmer)

For other people of the same name, see James Anderson.
Jim Anderson
Personal information
Full name James Allan Anderson
Nickname(s) Jim the Swim
Nationality  United Kingdom
 Scotland
Born (1963-04-14) 14 April 1963 (age 51)
St Andrews, Fife
Sport
Sport Swimming
Stroke(s) Freestyle, Backstroke
Club Broxburn ASC

James Allan 'Jim' Anderson OBE (born 14 April 1963) is a Scottish swimmer.[1]

Swimming career

Anderson has represented Great Britain at the Paralympic Games on six occasions, in 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008 and the 2012 Summer Paralympics. He has won six Paralympic gold medals, four at the 2004 Games, in the 50 m, 100 m and 200 m freestyle and the 50 m backstroke events, and two at the 1996 Games in the 50 m backstroke and 100 m freestyle races. He has also set two world records and four European records. He also competed at the 2008 Paralympics in Beijing.[1] He was selected again for the 2012 Paralympics in London,[2] finishing fourth in the S2 class final of the 50m backstroke[3][4] and eighth in the S2 100m freestyle.[5][6]

Honours

In 2004, Anderson was awarded the BBC Scotland Sports Personality of the Year award and was appointed MBE in the 2005 New Year Honours.[7] He was awarded the OBE in the 2009 Birthday Honours.[8]

Personal life

Anderson has cerebral palsy.[1] He is also a former British Wheelchair Disco champion.[9] He was born in St Andrews, Fife and resides in Broxburn.

Footnotes

External links

  • James Anderson OBE British Swimming

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