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Matthew Haanappel

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Born

21/05/94 Melbourne Australia

Lives

Melbourne, Victoria

Height

193cm

Weight

Nickname

Pineapple

Coach

Matthew Belgiovane

WHAT IS SOMETHING INTERESTING THAT PEOPLE DON’T KNOW ABOUT YOU?

I used to live in Vanuatu.

HOBBIES OUTSIDE OF SWIMMING:

The outdoors, movies and stamp collecting.

WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO DO AFTER YOUR SWIMMING CAREER?

Something in sport, the administration side.

WHO IS THE MOST FAMOUS PERSON YOU HAVE EVER MET?

Brad Pitt.

FAVOURITE QUOTE?

"You're retired for a long time, make the most of the time you're within sport".

Career Highlights 

Gold at 2012 Paralympics.
Selection for 2016 Paralympics.
 
Australian Representative Honours and Results 

Paralympic Games
London, England 2012 - Gold 4x100 freestyle, Bronze 4x100 medley, 5th 100m freestyle, 5th 100m back, 6th 50m freestyle and 7th 200IM.
Rio, Brazil 2016 - 5th 50m freestyle, 6th 100m freestyle, 6th 400m freestyle and 6th 4x50 freestyle.
 
Commonwealth Games
Gold Coast, Australia 2018 – 6th S7 50m Freestyle
 
World Championships
Montreal, Canada 2013 - Bronze 100m freestyle, 4th 50m freestyle, 5th 200IM, 5th 100m backstroke, 7th 100m breaststroke and 8th 50m butterfly.
 
Para Pan Pacific Championships
Pasadena, United States 2014 – Gold S6 50m Freestyle, Gold S6 100m Freestyle, Gold S6 200m IM, Silver S6 50m Butterfly, Silver 4x50m Medley Relay
 

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Live your fears, realise your dreams, attain your goals!

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