Stéphanie Dixon

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Stephanie Dixon
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Born(1984-02-10) February 10, 1984 (age 30)
Brampton, Canada
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Stephanie Dixon
Personal information
Born(1984-02-10) February 10, 1984 (age 30)
Brampton, Canada
Sport
SportSwimming

Stephanie Dixon (born February 10, 1984)[1] is a Canadian swimmer. Prior to the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing, Dixon had accumulated fifteen Paralympic medals and is considered to be one of the best swimmers with a disability in the world.[2]

Born missing her right leg and hip,[3][4] she began to swim at the age of two. At the age of 13, she began competitive swimming against athletes without disabilities. At the age of 14, she joined Canada's national Paralympic team.[1] She uses underarm crutches.[5][6][7][8][9]

As of 2007, she was studying psychology at the University of Victoria.[10]

Sporting career[edit]

She represented Canada at the 2000 Summer Paralympics in Sydney, at the age of 16, and won five gold medals.[11] With 5 golds, she set the Canadian record for most golds at a single Games.[12] Representing her country again at the 2004 Summer Paralympics in Athens, she won one gold, six silver, and one bronze, In the ParaPan American Games in Rio de Janeiro, she won 7 gold medals. She participated in the Paralympic Games for the third time in Beijing in 2008.[1]

Dixon has also won several medals and set several world records at World Championships and at the Commonwealth Games.[13]

She has been added to the Canadian Disability Hall of Fame.[14][15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Stéphanie Dixon", Canadian Paralympic Committee[dead link]
  2. ^ "Swimming: No limits in or out of the pool for Victoria's Dixon"
  3. ^ "Amputee Swimmer: Stephanie Dixon - Athlete Profile". amputee.ca. Retrieved 18 December 2013. 
  4. ^ "Stephanie Dixon RHP - swimming world ...". Youtube. Retrieved 18 December 2013. 
  5. ^ "stephaniedixon Flickr Hive Mind". Retrieved 18 December 2013. 
  6. ^ "Amputee Stephanie Dixon[RHP] - My Victoria.flv". Youtube. Retrieved 18 December 2013. 
  7. ^ "Qué Banh – The Photography Elf: Photography is one of my life's passions, creativity fuels my soul: Paralympic Swimmer Stephanie Dixon". Retrieved 18 December 2013. 
  8. ^ "Stephanie Dixon RHP - shop ...". Youtube. Retrieved 18 December 2013. 
  9. ^ "Stephanie Dixon". Zimbio. Retrieved 18 December 2013. 
  10. ^ "La paralympienne Stephanie Dixon s’envole vers le Brésil deux médailles d’or en poche", Canadian Paralympic Committee
  11. ^ "World catching up to Canada", The Colonist, September 6, 2008
  12. ^ Vancouver Sun, "Woolstencroft wins fifth gold medal", CanWest News Service, 21 March 2010 (accessed 21 March 2010)
  13. ^ "Stephanie Dixon établit une nouvelle marque mondiale au Championnat du monde de natation handisport", Canadian Paralympic Committee
  14. ^ Patrick, Tom. "Yukon swim coach selected for national Hall of Fame". Yukon News. Retrieved 17 December 2013. 
  15. ^ Vander Wier, Marcel. "Dixon named to HOF, eyes return to Paralympics". White Horse Daily Star. Retrieved 17 December 2013. 

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