2016 My Sport Live Victorian Young Athlete of the Year
Emily Beecroft - Swimming
Emily’s strength in the water has seen her already compete internationally, including at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. She swims for the Traralgon Swimming Club and is a member of the Swimming Australia Youth Squad. In 2016 she won medals at both the Victorian Open and Australian Swimming Championships. She competed in four events at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games in the S9 category: 200m IM, 100m Butterfly, 100m Freestyle and 50m Freestyle. She was the youngest S9 female on the Australian Paralympic team. She proved her ability to perform under pressure in Rio, by swimming personal bests in all events and making three finals – 50m and 100m Freestyle, and 100 Butterfly. She placed sixth in both 100m events and fourth in the 50m freestyle – only 0.03 seconds out of medal contention.
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