Swimmer Timothy Hodge represented Australia at the Rio 2016 Olympics and will return to the Paralympic arena for the Tokyo 2020 Games.
Timothy took up swimming at age four as part of his rehabilitation after having his right foot amputated due to a lower leg deficiency. At nine he began swimming competitively and at 14 was selected to his first Australian team for the 2015 World Para Swimming Championships in Glasgow, making the final in the men’s 100 backstroke S9.
The following year he was named on the Australian Team for the 2016 Rio Paralympics. The then 15-year-old put in a stellar performance making the final in the 200m individual medley SM9 and the 100m backstroke S9 and finishing just outside the medals with the men’s 4×100 medley team.
At the 2018 Commonwealth Games, the Sydney native won dual silver medals in the 100m Backstroke S9 and the 100m Breaststroke SB8 and finished just outside the medals in the 100 freestyle S9.
The NSWIS scholarship set the pool alight at the 2019 Australian Swimming Championships, setting a new world record in the in the 50m backstroke multi-class event. Timothy then claimed bronze medals at the 2019 World Para Swimming Championships in London.
At the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics, Timothy will compete in the 100m backstroke S9, 100m butterfly S9 and the 100m individual medley SM9.