Para swimmer Tiffany Thomas Kane is a Paralympic gold medallist and a two-time world champion.
The Sydney native burst onto the scene in 2015, at 13 years of age, when she set a new world record in the 50m Breaststroke (SB6) at the 2015 Australian Swimming Championships. Her incredible swim earned her a place on the Australian team for that year’s IPC Swimming World Championships where she would make her international debut as the youngest Australian para swimmer to compete at the world championships.
At the 2015 World Championships Tiffany competed in six events and medalled in four of them, including a world record breaking swim in the 100m Breaststroke (SB6). The following year at the Australian Swimming Championships she took out the Women’s 50 breastroke multi-class, setting a new world record for the 56 Classification.
Selected onto the Australian Team for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, won gold in the 100m breaststroke (SB6) and a trio of bronze medals in the 50m butterfly (S6), the 50m freestyle (S6) and the 200m individual medley (SM6).
The NSWIS scholarship holder, who started swimming at age three at the suggestion of her doctors, went on to represent Australia at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games where she just missed out on a podium finish, placing fourth in both the 50m Freestyle (S8) and 50m Butterfly (S7).
Returning the the World Para Swimming Championship in 2019 in London, Tiffany claimed her second world champion title winning the 100m Breaststroke (SB7).
Tiffany’s performance at the 2021 Australian Swimming Trials secured her ticket to the Tokyo 2020 Games; her second Paralympic Games