Jeff Hardy (swimmer)

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Jeff Hardy
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Close up of Hardy in action at the pool at the 2000 Summer Paralympics
Personal information
Full name Jeffrey Lewis Hardy
Nationality  Australia
Born 13 March 1959
Narrabri, New South Wales
Hardy dives into the pool during competition at the 2000 Summer Paralympics

Jeffrey "Jeff" Lewis Hardy, OAM[1][2] (born 13 March 1959)[3] is an Australian swimmer with a vision impairment. He was born in the New South Wales town of Narrabri.[3] At the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics, he won two gold medals in the Men's 100 m Butterfly B2 and Men's 400 m Freestyle B2 events, for which he received a Medal of the Order of Australia,[1] and a bronze medal in the Men's 200 m Medley B2 event.[4] On 16 November 1997 in Brisbane, he set a 1500 m S12 world record that has remained unsurpassed as of January 2012, with a time of 18:57.10.[5] At the 2000 Sydney Paralympics, he won a gold medal in the Men's 400 m Freestyle S12 event.[4] In 2001, he was inducted into the Sunshine Coast Sports Hall of Fame.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Hardy, Jeffrey Lewis, OAM". It's an Honour. Retrieved 16 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "Athlete's Profile". Australian Paralympic Committee. Archived from the original on 5 December 2000. Retrieved 30 January 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "Australians at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics: Swimmers". Australian Sports Commission. Archived from the original on 20 January 2000. Retrieved 30 January 2012. 
  4. ^ a b "Athlete Search Results". International Paralympic Committee. Retrieved 30 January 2012. 
  5. ^ "IPC Swimming World Records Long Course" (PDF). International Paralympic Committee. Retrieved 30 January 2012. 
  6. ^ "Jeff Hardy (2001) Swimming". Sunshine Coast Sports Hall of Fame. Retrieved 20 March 2015.