Michael Anderson (swimmer)
2012 Australian Paralympic Team portrait of Anderson
|Birth name||Michael James Anderson|
|Born||12 July 1987 (age 27)|
Anderson has nerve damage to his leg caused by meningitis and a hearing impairment. He grew up in Bellingen in the Northern Rivers. He moved to the Gold Coast to study for a Bachelor of Sport Management degree at Griffith University.
At the 2006 IPC Swimming World Championships in Durban, South Africa Anderson won a silver medal in the Men's 100 m Backstroke S10 event. He competed in three events at the 2008 Beijing Games, winning a silver medal in the Men's 100 m Backstroke S10 event. He battled shoulder injuries around the time of the 2008 Beijing Games. He competed at the 2010 IPC Swimming World Championships in Eindhoven, Netherlands and did not win a medal. He has been an Australian Institute of Sport paralympic swimming scholarship holder.
At the 2012 London Paralympics, Anderson won a gold medal in the 4x100 m freestyle relay and a bronze medal in the 4x100 m medley relay. He also participated in the S10 class of the Men's 100 m Backstroke, 100 m Freestyle and 50 m Freestyle events. He was awarded an Order of Australia Medal in the 2014 Australia Day Honours "for service to sport as a Gold Medallist at the London 2012 Paralympic Games."
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- "Australia Day honours list 2014: in full". Daily Telegraph. 26 January 2014. Retrieved 26 January 2014.
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- "AIS Roll of Honour for the Paralympics". Australian Sports Commission Website. Retrieved 13 March 2012.