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|DOB||18 Dec 1992 (age 23)|
Lauren came to triathlon having already been to two Paralympic Games as a swimmer. She went to her first Paralympics in Beijing aged just 15 and competed at the London 2012 Paralympic Games. Her background in swimming provides a significant strength in triathlon and she has met the Automatic Qualification criteria for Rio 2016. She will be put forward for selection by ParalympicsGB in the summer.
Lauren already has a gold medal from Rio, won at the World Swimming Championships in 2009 as part of a British relay squad that also broke the world record, and she won the Patriathlon test event in August 2015.
She first got into Triathlon after her uncle, who is a triathlete, suggested she should try it. She entered her first triathlon, the British Championships, in Nottingham 2011 and finished second. At the Paratriathlon World Championships in Auckland (October 2012) Lauren won silver in the Aquathlon (swim-run) event and finished 5th in the Triathlon (Tri4 classification).
She is originally from Peterborough but currently based in Portsmouth, having completed a degree in Psychology at Portsmouth University and is now doing post graduate studies. She gained a First Class Degree when she graduated in 2014.
Lauren previously studied at Kelly College, Devon - which has a highly successful competitive swimming training programme. She is now coached by former ITU World Champion, Sam Warriner (NZL) and swims with Portsmouth Northsea SC.
She was born without a right forearm and competes in the PT4 classifcation, which is included in the Rio Paratriathlon event in 2016. Lauren is part of the UK Sport World Class Lottery Funded British Paratriahlon squad.
Lauren on Twitter @LaurenSteadman
- ITU Paratriathlon World Championships, Chicago, 2015, GOLD
- ETU Paratriathlon European Championships, Geneva, 2015, GOLD
- ITU Paratriathlon World Championships, Edmonton, 2014, GOLD
- ETU Paratriathlon European Championships, Kitzbuhel, 2014, GOLD
- ETU Paratriathlon European Championships, Alanya, 2013, GOLD
- Paralympic Games Swimming, London 2012, 6ht, 8th and 9th
- European Swimming Championships, Berlin 2011, 4th and 4th, Gold 4x100m Free Relay (WR)
- Swimming World Championships, Rio de Janiero 2009, 6th and 8th, Gold 4x100m Free Relay (WR)
- European Swimming Championships, Iceland 2009, Bronze 400m Freestyle, Gold 4x100m Free Relay (WR)
- Paralympic Games Swimming; Beijing 2008 9th, 11th, and 15th
Tell us about your disability:
I am missing my lower right arm just below the elbow. As a child I would always want two arms, but over the years I have come to love being individual and relish all the challenges!
Why the switch from swimming:
in May 2011 I completed British Nationals and came 2nd, realising I had transferable skills from swimming to triathlon. I then got asked to represent GBR a few more times in World Championships, and decided to make triathlon my new challenge, and have found immense enjoyment from pushing my body to the limits in not only one but three sports.
Lauren Steadman Latest ITU events...
- 20th Mar 20162016 Buffalo City ITU World Paratriathlon Event1st
- 15th Sep 20152015 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Chicago1st
- 1st Aug 20152015 Rio de Janeiro ITU World Paratriathlon Event1st
- 9th Jul 20152015 Geneva ETU Triathlon European Championships1st
- 7th Jun 20152015 Besançon ITU World Paratriathlon Event1st
- 30th May 20152015 London ITU World Paratriathlon Event1st
- 16th May 20152015 GBR Paratriathlon National Championships1st
- 21st Sep 20142014 Madrid ITU World Paratriathlon Event1st
- 29th Aug 20142014 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Edmonton1st
- 20th Jun 20142014 Kitzbühel ETU Triathlon European Championships1st
- 31st May 20142014 London ITU World Paratriathlon Event1st
- 17th May 20142014 Yokohama ITU World Paratriathlon Event2nd
- 11th Sep 20132013 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final London2nd
- 13th Jul 20132013 GBR Paratriathlon National Championships1st
- 14th Jun 20132013 Alanya ETU Triathlon European Championships1st
- 20th Oct 20122012 Barfoot and Thompson World Triathlon Grand Final Auckland5th
- 17th Oct 20122012 Auckland ITU Aquathlon World Championships2nd
- 6th Aug 20112011 Dextro Energy Triathlon - ITU World Championship Series London2nd
Lauren Steadman Latest News...
2016Steadman and Patrick secure Rio paratriathlon qualification
2016Paratriathlon season starts with Rio qualification on the line
2015Gold for Steadman and Patrick in European Paratriathlon
2014Phil Hogg and Lauren Steadman named British Triathlon Paratriathletes of the Year
2014Win great prizes and support the British Triathlon Trust
2014British Paratriathletes win double world gold
2014Lauren leads paratriathlon gold rush
2013Jonny Brownlee and Lauren Steadman in Parliament for 100th Tata Kids of Steel event
2013British Paratriathletes dominate Hyde Park
2011Clare Cunningham has a golden start to the season