swimmer just misses medal
in Paralympics 200m final
swimmer Anthony Stephens just missed out on a medal at the Paralympics
in London on Saturday evening (September 1st).
26 year-old, who lives in Burnham Road, Highbridge, qualified
for the final of the 200m freestyle (S5) on Saturday morning in
fourth place with a season's best time.
the final on Saturday evening, he finished in fourth place, just
six seconds behind the bronze medal winning finisher.
time of 2:49:83 was a season's best performance and Anthony said
afterwards that he "gave it all I had and couldn't of done
was cheered on by his family and supporters from Highbridge, who
were delighted with his performance.
will next be in action again on Thursday when he will be competing
in the 50m backstroke.
At this year's
Championships in London, Anthony won a bronze medal in the 50m
backstroke and he has hopes of more success.
went to school at Highbridge's King Alfred School and still has
many friends and relatives in the Burnham-On-Sea area.
was born with no legs and just one fully developed arm, but has
never let this get in his way, and has been swimming from the
age of three and breaking records since he was 10.
took part in the Paralympics in Beijing in 2008 where he won a
bronze medal in the 200m Freestyle. He was also sixth in the 50m
Freestyle and fourth in the 100m Freestyle.
the 2004 Paralymics in Athens he won a bronze medal in the 50m
Freestyle, a bronze in the 100m Freestyle and a silver in the