Lauren Steadman Print this profile
|DOB||18 Dec 1992 (age 20)|
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.
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.
She first got into Triathlon after 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, where she is studying Psychology at Portsmouth University. She previously studied at Kelly College, Devon. She is coached by Paul Hogg and Gerry North.
Lauren is part of the UK Sport World Class Lottery Funded British Paratriahlon squad.
- Paratriathlon World Championships, Auckland 2012, Silver (aquathlon) and 5th (triathlon)
- Paralympic Games Swimming, London 2012, 6ht, 8th and 9th
- European Swimming Championships, Berlin 2011, 4th and 4th, Gold 4x100m Free Relay (WR)
- Dextro ITU World Series Triathlon, Hyde Park 2011, Silver
- 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!
What are your best achievements to date?
Competing in Beijing 2008 and London 2012 as a swimmer, and competing in Paratriathlon World Championships (2012).
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 Oct 20122012 Barfoot&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