Wayne Ryding

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Wayne Ryding
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Nationality  United Kingdom
Born Wigan, United Kingdom

Wayne Ryding is an English Paralympic swimmer, who was born in Wigan and initially competed for Australia. At the 1984 New York/Stoke Mandeville Paralympics, he won a gold medal in the Men's 100 m Freestyle 5 event, in which he set a new world record, and a silver medal in the Men's 400 m Freestyle 5 event.[1][2] At the 1988 Seoul Paralympics, he won a bronze medal in the Men's 400 m Freestyle 5 event.[1] He then married an Englishwoman and moved to England.[3] He represented England at the 1994 Victoria Commonwealth Games,[4] and represented Great Britain at both the 1996 Atlanta and 2000 Sydney Paralympics; he won a bronze medal at the 2000 games in the Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB6 event.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Athlete Search Results". International Paralympic Committee. Retrieved 2 May 2012. 
  2. ^ "Men's 100 m Freestyle 5". International Paralympic Committee. Retrieved 2 May 2012. 
  3. ^ Price, Jenna (19 October 2000). "No pity, no fear – let the games begin". The Canberra Times. p. 1. 
  4. ^ "1994 Swimming Finalists". Australian Commonwealth Games Association. Archived from the original on 13 October 2005. Retrieved 2 May 2012.