Anthony Stephens finishes fifth in 100m Paralympics final
swimmer Anthony Stephens finished in fifth place in the final
of the 100metres freestyle at the Paralympics in London on Saturday
26 year-old, who lives in Burnham Road, Highbridge, qualified
for the final of the 100m S5 freestyle earlier in the day with
a season's best time of 1:19:05.
In the final, he finished in fifth place with an even quicker
time of 1:17:23, which was less than two seconds away from the
time of the third-placed bronze medal winner.
attracted loud cheers from the spectators at the swimming complex
when he emerged at the start wearing a large Union Jack hat.
he tweeted: "It's all over guys! Massive seasons best and
I'm over the moon with it. Thank you to everyone for your support,
couldn't of done it without you all."
has been strongly supported by family and friends throughout the
games and can be proud of his achievements, having broken his
personal best times in several races.
the first week of the Paralympics, he finished in fourth place
in the 200m freestyle final, just six seconds behind the bronze
medal winning finisher. He also reached the final of the Freestyle
50m where was sixth.