Brenden Hall

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Brenden Hall
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2012 Australian Paralympic Team portrait of Hall
Personal information
Born 27 May 1993
Nambour, Queensland

Brenden Hall OAM is an Australian Paralympic amputee swimmer who won two gold medals at the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London.

Personal[edit]

Brendan Hall was born on 27 May 1993 in the Queensland town of Nambour.[1] At the age of six, he had his right leg amputated after complications from chicken pox.[1] The disease also resulted in the loss of 70% of his hearing.[1] He lives in the suburb of Petrie and is studying exercise science at the University of Queensland.[2] He is an ambassador for the Aspiration for Kids programme.[1]

Career[edit]

Hall was a member of the Grace Swimming Club in Brisbane, Queensland and coached by Chris Phillips since he was 10 Years of age.[1] He made his international swimming debut at the 2007 Arafura Games.[3] He was the youngest male on the Australian swimming team at the 2008 Beijing Games.[3] He competed in the Men's 400 m Freestyle S9 and came 5th in the final. He broke the Paralympic record in his heat.[3] At the 2010 IPC Swimming World Championships in Eindhoven he won gold medals in the Men's 400m Freestyle S9, Men's 5 km Open Water S1-S10, Men's 4 x 100 m Freestyle Relay 34 points (Heat) Men's 4 x 100 m Medley Relay 34 points (Heat).[1][4] In 2011, at the Queensland Swimming Championships he broke world records in the 800 m and 1500 m Freestyle events.[3]

At the 2012 London Games, he won two gold medals in the Men's 400 m Freestyle S9 and Men's 4 x 100 m Freestyle Relay 34 points and a bronze medal in the Men's 4 x 100 m Medley Relay 34 points.[5][6] He also participated in the S9 class of the Men's 100 m Backstroke, 100 m Butterfly S9, 100 m Freestyle and 50 m Freestyle events – as well as the 200 m Individual Medley SM9.[6]

As of February 2013, he holds S9 world records in the 400 m, 800 m and 1500 m freestyle events.[7] Competing at the 2013 IPC Swimming World Championships in Montreal, Canada, he won two gold medals in the Men's 400m Freestyle S9 and Men's 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay (34 points).[8] He broke the world record in winning the Men's 400m Freestyle S9. [9]

He was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia in the 2014 Australia Day Honours "for service to sport as a Gold Medallist at the London 2012 Paralympic Games."[10]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Athlete Profile – Brenden Hall". International Paralympic Committee Website. Retrieved 4 September 2012. 
  2. ^ "Brenden Hall". University of Queensland Sport Scholarship Holders. Retrieved 4 September 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Brenden Hall". Australian Paralympic Committee Website. Retrieved 4 September 2012. 
  4. ^ "2010 IPC Swimming World Championships Results". International Paralympic Committee Website. Retrieved 4 September 2012. 
  5. ^ "Brenden Hall - Athlete Results". London 2012 Paralympic Games. Retrieved 9 September 2012. 
  6. ^ a b Brenden Hall's profile on paralympic.org. Retrieved 6 October 2012.
  7. ^ IPC Swimming World Records - Long Course
  8. ^ "Men's relay team back it up in Montreal". Swimming Australia News. 16 August 2013. Retrieved 16 August 2013. 
  9. ^ "Twenty-seven medals for the Australian swim team in Montreal". Swimming Australia News. 19 August 2013. Retrieved 20 August 2013. 
  10. ^ "Australia Day honours list 2014: in full". Daily Telegraph. 26 January 2014. Retrieved 26 January 2014.