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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. At the 1988 Seoul Paralympics, he won a bronze medal in the Men's 400 m Freestyle 5 event. He then married an Englishwoman and moved to England. He represented England at the 1994 Victoria Commonwealth Games, 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.
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