Sarah Bowen

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Sarah Bowen
Personal information
Nationality  Australia
Born 15 April 1984
Geelong

Sarah Bowen, OAM[1](born 15 April 1984)[2] is an Australian Paralympic swimmer. She was born in Geelong with achondroplasia dwarfism.[3] She competed in four events at the 2004 Athens Games and won a gold medal in the Women's 100m Breaststroke SB6 event,[4] for which she received a Medal of the Order of Australia.[1] At the 2008 Beijing Games, she competed in three events and won a silver medal in the Women's 100m Breaststroke SB6 event.[4]


At the IPC Swimming World Championships, she won a gold medal in the Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB56 in 2002 and silver medal in the Women's 100m Breaststroke SB6 in 2006.[3]

From 2002 to 2008, she was an Australian Institute of Sport paralympic swimming scholarship holder.[5] She was coached at Geelong City Aquatic Club by Lucky Weerakkody and trained with Daniel Bell.[6]

In 2004, she received the McHugh-Henderson award for her outstanding performances in the sport of swimming. The award is given out annually by the Short Statured People of Australia [SSPA] organisation.[3]



References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Stolle, Miller, Mark Waugh named in honours list". ABC News. 26 January 2005. Retrieved 2 February 2012. 
  2. ^ Media guide : 2004 Athens Paralympic Games. Sydney, Australia: Australian Paralympic Committee. 2004. 
  3. ^ a b c "Athlete Profile - Sarah Bowen". IPC Swimming Website. International Paralympic Committee. 
  4. ^ a b "Athlete Search Results". International Paralympic Committee. Retrieved 2 February 2012. 
  5. ^ "AIS Roll of Honour for the Paralympics". Australian Sports Commission Website. Retrieved 2 April 2012. 
  6. ^ Craven, Dennis (1 April 2008). "Geelong swimmers Daniel Bell and Sarah Bowen qualify for Beijing Paralympics". Geelong Advertiser. Retrieved 2 April 2012.