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Stephanie Dixon (born February 10, 1984) is a Canadian swimmer. Prior to the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing, Dixon had accumulated fifteen Paralympic medals and is considered to be one of the best swimmers with a disability in the world.
Born with only one leg, she began to swim at the age of two. At the age of 13, she began competitive swimming against athletes without disabilities. At the age of 14, she joined Canada's national Paralympic team.
She represented Canada at the 2000 Summer Paralympics in Sydney, at the age of 16, and won five gold medals. With 5 golds, she set the Canadian record for most golds at a single Games. Representing her country again at the 2004 Summer Paralympics in Athens, she won one gold, six silver, and one bronze, In the ParaPan American Games in Rio de Janeiro, she won 7 gold medals. She participated in the Paralympic Games for the third time in Beijing in 2008.
- "Stéphanie Dixon", Canadian Paralympic Committee[dead link]
- "Swimming: No limits in or out of the pool for Victoria's Dixon"
- "La paralympienne Stephanie Dixon s’envole vers le Brésil deux médailles d’or en poche", Canadian Paralympic Committee
- "World catching up to Canada", The Colonist, September 6, 2008
- Vancouver Sun, "Woolstencroft wins fifth gold medal", CanWest News Service, 21 March 2010 (accessed 21 March 2010)
- "Stephanie Dixon établit une nouvelle marque mondiale au Championnat du monde de natation handisport", Canadian Paralympic Committee
- Stephanie Dixon's profile on paralympic.org
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