Anne Currie

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Anne Currie
Anne Currie at the medal ceremony of 1992 Paralympic Games.jpg
Anne Currie at the medal ceremony of the 1992 Summer Paralympics in Barcelona.
Personal information
Full name Anne Nicole Currie
Nationality  Australia
Born (1970-07-13) July 13, 1970 (age 43)

Anne Nicole Currie, OAM[1] (born 13 July 1970)[2] is an Australian Paralympic swimmer. She was born without legs and only three fingers on her right hand.[3] She started competitive swimming at the age of 11 and swam for the Nunawading and North Dandenong swimming clubs.[4] At the 1984 New York/Stoke Mandeville Games, she won a bronze medal in the Women's 100 m Freestyle A1 event.[5] She won three gold medals in the Women's 50 m and 100 m Freestyle S6 and Women's 4x100 m Freestyle Relay S7 events and a silver medal in the Women's 4x100 m Freestyle S1 at the 1990 World Championships and Games for the Disabled, Assen, Netherlands.[6]

At the 1992 Barcelona Games, she won three gold medals in the Women's 4x50 m Freestyle S1–6, Women's 200 m Freestyle S6, and Women's 100 m Freestyle S6 events, for which she won a Medal of the Order of Australia,[1] and a bronze medal in the Women's 50 m Freestyle S6 event.[5] In 2000, she received an Australian Sports Medal.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Currie, Anne Nicole, OAM". It's an Honour. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  2. ^ Media guide : 1992 Barcelona Paralympic Games. Sydney, Australia: Australian Paralympic Committee. 1992. 
  3. ^ Perera, Natasha (1 December 1992). "Anne just swims through troubles". Herald Sun. p. 38. 
  4. ^ Eva, Helen (14 August 1988). "Anne gets set for Seoul gold spree". Sunday Observer. p. 58. 
  5. ^ a b "Athlete Search Results". International Paralympic Committee. Retrieved 17 February 2012. 
  6. ^ World Championships and Games for the Disabled - Swimming Results. Netherlands: Organising Committee. 1990. 
  7. ^ "Currie, Anne: Australian Sports Medal". It's an Honour. Retrieved 12 January 2012.