WELBOURN Rob < Back  
Sport Para Swimming
CGA England   
Gender Men
Born 11 Jun 1987 in Chesterfield, ENG
Height1.71 m
Weight 65 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment Limb deficiency
Classification S10, SB9, SM10
Further Personal Information
Residence Swansea, WAL
Languages English
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? He began swimming at age four.
Why this sport? His parents took him to the local swimming pool to get his first swimming lessons.
International Debut
Year 2004
Competing for Great Britain
Location Esbjerg
General Interest
Most influential person in career His parents. (English Aquatics Team Media Guide, 2010)
Sporting philosophy / motto "Train hard." (NPC Media Guide 2010)
Impairment He has three fingers on his left hand and a shortened left forearm. (channel4.com, 20 Aug 2012; spaldingtoday.co.uk, 17 Apr 2012)
Other information RETIREMENT
On 10 September 2014 he announced his retirement from competitive swimming. (paralympics.org.uk, 10 Sep 2014)