Claire Cashmore

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Claire Cashmore
MBE
Claire Cashmore, Paralympic swimmer in 2009.png
Cashmore after the 2009 IPC European Championship
Personal information
NationalityBritish
Born (1988-05-21) 21 May 1988 (age 34)
Redditch, England
Height1.66 m (5 ft 5 in)
Sport
SportSwimming
StrokesFreestyle
Breaststroke
Butterfly
Backstroke
ClubManchester HPC
Medal record
Representing  Great Britain
Women's paratriathlon
Paralympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 2020 Tokyo PTS5
Women's swimming
Paralympic Games
Gold medal – first place 2016 Rio de Janeiro 4 x 100-metre medley relay 34 pts
Silver medal – second place 2016 Rio de Janeiro Women's 100-metre breaststroke SB8
Silver medal – second place 2012 London Women's 4 x 100-metre medley relay 34pts
Silver medal – second place 2012 London Women's 100-metre breaststroke SB8
Bronze medal – third place 2004 Athens Women's 100m Backstroke S9
Bronze medal – third place 2004 Athens Women's 200m Individual Medley SM9
Bronze medal – third place 2008 Beijing Women's 100-metre breaststroke SB8
Bronze medal – third place 2012 London Women's 4 x 100-metre freestyle relay 34pts
IPC World Championships
Gold medal – first place 2013 Montreal Women's 4 x 100-metre freestyle relay 34pts
Gold medal – first place 2013 Montreal Women's 4 x 100-metre medley relay 34pts[1]
Gold medal – first place 2015 Glasgow 4x100m medley relay 34pts
Silver medal – second place 2006 Durban 100m breaststroke SB8
Silver medal – second place 2006 Durban 4 x 100-metre freestyle relay 34pts
Silver medal – second place 2010 Eindhoven 100m breaststroke SB8
Silver medal – second place 2010 Eindhoven 4 x 100-metre freestyle relay 34pts
Silver medal – second place 2010 Eindhoven 4 x 100-metre medley relay 34pts
Silver medal – second place 2013 Montreal 100m breaststroke SB9
Silver medal – second place 2015 Glasgow 100m breaststroke SB8
Bronze medal – third place 2013 Montreal 200m individual medley SM9
Bronze medal – third place 2015 Glasgow 4x100 m Freestyle Relay 34pts
IPC European Championships
Gold medal – first place 2009 Reykjavik 4×100 m medley relay 34 pts
Gold medal – first place 2011 Berlin 4x100m Freestyle Relay (34pts)
Gold medal – first place 2011 Berlin 4x100m Medley Relay (34pts)
Gold medal – first place 2014 Eindhoven 100m Breaststroke (SB8)
Gold medal – first place 2014 Eindhoven 4x100m medley relay 34pts
Gold medal – first place 2016 Funchal 100m medley relay 34pts
Silver medal – second place 2011 Berlin 100m Breaststroke (SB8)
Bronze medal – third place 2009 Reykjavik 50 m freestyle S9
Bronze medal – third place 2009 Reykjavík 100m Breaststroke (SB8)
Bronze medal – third place 2011 Berlin 100m Butterfly (S9)
Bronze medal – third place 2011 Berlin 200m Individual Medley (SM9)
Bronze medal – third place 2016 Funchal 100 m breaststroke SB8
Bronze medal – third place 2016 Funchal 100 m butterfly S9

Claire Cashmore, MBE (born 21 May 1988) is a Paralympic Swimming Champion and PTS5 classified British paratriathlete. She has been to four Paralympic Games with swimming and has won 4 bronze, 3 silver, and 1 gold medal. Cashmore also broke the world record in the SM9 100m Individual Medley in 2009. She decided to switch to competing in paratriathlon after winning gold and silver at the Paralympic Games in 2016, and became ITU World Champion in the PTS5 classification in 2019. Claire Cashmore is based in Loughborough, England. She was born in Redditch, England, without a left forearm.[2]

Career[edit]

Cashmore made her debut for ParalympicsGB as a 16-year-old competing at Athens in 2004, winning two bronze medals.[3] She won her first international medal in the 100m breaststroke SB8 at the 2006 IPC Swimming World Championships in Durban.[3] During the 2009 season, Cashmore broke the European 200m IM record and represented GB at the World Short-Course Championships in Rio.[4] Cashmore went on to win a bronze at the Paralympic Games in Beijing in 2008, and a further two silvers and a bronze at the Paralympic Games in London 2012.[5] In 2014, she claimed her first individual gold medal on the international stage, marking her third IPC Swimming European Championships with a gold medal in the 100m breaststroke SB8.[3] At the Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in 2016 Claire took silver in the 100m breaststroke SB8 and also claimed a gold medal in the 4x100m medley relay.[3]

After competing in Rio, Cashmore took some time to reflect on her career and decided to transition into Paratriathlon. She was given a place on the UK Sport talent transfer programme and made her major international debut at the 2017 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Rotterdam.[6] The 2018 season saw Cashmore win gold in the GBR Paratriathlon National Championships[7] and four consecutive silver medals at the Eton Dorney ITU Paratriathlon World Cup,[8] Iseo - Franciacorta ITU World Paratriathlon Series,[9] Tartu ETU Triathlon European Championships[10] and ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Gold Coast.[11]

She enjoyed a number of successes in 2019 winning silver medals in the PTS5 classification at the Yokohama ITU World Paratriathlon Series,[12] the Tokyo ITU Paratriathlon World Cup[13] and the Valencia ETU Paratriathlon European Championships.[14] However, her greatest achievements of the year saw her win gold at the GBR Paratriathlon National Championships,[15] the Groupe Copley World Paratriathlon Series Montreal[16] and the ITU World Triathlon Grand Final in Lausanne[17] where she became ITU World Champion in the PTS5 classification.And a lifetime of achievement.

Personal life[edit]

Cashmore was born on 21 May 1988 in Redditch, England,[1] without a left forearm.[2] She attended Dubai English Speaking School from 1994 and Hagley Catholic High School in Hagley, Worcestershire. Cashmore graduated from the University of Leeds in 2011 with a Bachelors Degree in Linguistics and Phonetics.[3]

Cashmore was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2017 New Year Honours for services to swimming.[18]

Before the 2020 Summer Paralympics, Cashmore was tipped as a favourite for the Paratriathlon.[19]

Paratriathlon Competitions[edit]

The following list of results.[20] Unless indicated otherwise, the competitions are paratriathlons.

Date Competition Rank
2019-09-14 Valencia ETU Paratriathlon European Championships 2
2019-09-01 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Lausanne 1
2019-08-17 Tokyo ITU Paratriathlon World Cup 2
2019-06-28 Groupe Copley World Paratriathlon Series Montreal 1
2019-05-27 GBR Paratriathlon National Championships 1
2019-05-18 Yokohama ITU World Paratriathlon Series 2
2018-09-15 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Gold Coast 2
2018-07-28 GBR Paratriathlon National Championships 1
2018-07-19 Tartu ETU Triathlon European Championships 2
2018-06-30 Iseo-Franciacorta ITU World Paratriathlon Series 2
2018-05-28 Eton Dorney ITU Paratriathlon World Cup 2
2017-09-15 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Rotterdam 6
2017-08-28 GBR Paratriathlon National Championships 1
2017-07-28 Edmonton ITU World Paratriathlon Series 4
2017-07-02 Altafulla ITU Paratriathlon World Cup 1

DNF = Did not finish

DNS = Did not start

DSQ = Disqualified

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Claire Cashmore's profile page". British Swimming. Archived from the original on 15 October 2012. Retrieved 20 August 2013.
  2. ^ a b "Claire Cashmore – Swimming". NASUWT. Archived from the original on 30 August 2012. Retrieved 13 September 2012.
  3. ^ a b c d e "ParalympicsGB | Claire cashmore". ParalympicsGB. Retrieved 18 March 2020.
  4. ^ "University of Leeds Olympic Alumni". University of Leeds. Archived from the original on 5 December 2021.
  5. ^ Union, International Triathlon. "Athlete Profile: Claire Cashmore". Triathlon.org. Retrieved 18 March 2020.
  6. ^ Union, International Triathlon. "Results: PTS5 Women | 2017 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Rotterdam". Triathlon.org. Retrieved 18 March 2020.
  7. ^ Union, International Triathlon. "Results: PTS5 Women | 2018 GBR Paratriathlon National Championships". Triathlon.org. Retrieved 18 March 2020.
  8. ^ Union, International Triathlon. "Results: PTS5 Women | 2018 Eton Dorney ITU Paratriathlon World Cup". Triathlon.org. Retrieved 18 March 2020.
  9. ^ Union, International Triathlon. "Results: PTS5 Women | 2018 Iseo - Franciacorta ITU World Paratriathlon Series". Triathlon.org. Retrieved 18 March 2020.
  10. ^ Union, International Triathlon. "Results: PTS5 Women | 2018 Tartu ETU Triathlon European Championships". Triathlon.org. Retrieved 18 March 2020.
  11. ^ Union, International Triathlon. "Results: PTS5 Women | 2018 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Gold Coast". Triathlon.org. Retrieved 18 March 2020.
  12. ^ Union, International Triathlon. "Results: PTS5 Women | 2019 Yokohama ITU World Paratriathlon Series". Triathlon.org. Retrieved 18 March 2020.
  13. ^ Union, International Triathlon. "Results: PTS5 Women | 2019 Tokyo ITU Paratriathlon World Cup". Triathlon.org. Retrieved 18 March 2020.
  14. ^ Union, International Triathlon. "Results: PTS5 Women | 2019 Valencia ETU Paratriathlon European Championships". Triathlon.org. Retrieved 18 March 2020.
  15. ^ Union, International Triathlon. "Results: PTS5 Women | 2019 GBR Paratriathlon National Championships". Triathlon.org. Retrieved 18 March 2020.
  16. ^ Union, International Triathlon. "Results: PTS5 Women | 2019 Groupe Copley World Paratriathlon Series Montreal". Triathlon.org. Retrieved 18 March 2020.
  17. ^ Union, International Triathlon. "Results: PTS5 Women | 2019 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Lausanne". Triathlon.org. Retrieved 18 March 2020.
  18. ^ "No. 61803". The London Gazette (Supplement). 31 December 2016. p. N16.
  19. ^ "Paratriathlon at the Paralympic Games: Date, time and how to watch on TV | Paratriathlon News". Tri247.com. 3 July 2021. Retrieved 5 July 2021.
  20. ^ Union, International Triathlon. "Triathlon.org". Triathlon.org. Retrieved 18 March 2020.