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Ben Popham

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“I learnt that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it.”

Age
21
CLUB
Arena Swim Club
Coach
Simon Redmond

Ben Popham

Achievements

Ben Popham made his Dolphin debut in 2018 when he represented Australia at the 2018 Pan Pacific Para Swimming Championships in Cairns. Stunning in his first outing, the young gun claimed two gold medals – in the Men’s 100m Freestyle (S8) and as part of the Men’s 4x100m Freestyle Relay (34 points) team. A stellar year saw the Western Australian secure the ‘AIS Discovery of the Year’ accolade at Swimming Australia’s awards night. In 2019 he pulled on the green and gold at the World Para Championships in London where he took home an individual gold and silver medal, while in 2021 he will head to Tokyo to represent Australia at his first Paralympic Games.

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Paralympic Games

Tokyo, Japan 2020 (2021)

  • Won gold in the Men's 100m Freestyle (S8)
  • Won gold in the Men's 4x100m Freestyle Relay (34 points) WR
  • Won silver in the Men's 4x100m Medley Relay (34 points)
  • Placed 8th in the Men's 400m Freestlye (S8)

Pan Pacific Para Swimming Championships

Cairns, Australia 2018

  • Won gold in the Men’s 100m Freestyle (S8)
  • Won gold in the Men’s 4x100m Freestyle Relay (34 points)
  • Placed 10th in the Men’s 100m Freestyle (S8)
  • Placed 14th in the Men’s 400m Freestyle (S8)

World Para Swimming Championships

London, England 2019

  • Won silver in the Men’s 100m Freestyle S8
  • Won bronze in the Men’s 50m Freestyle S8
  • Won bronze in the Men’s 4x100m Freestyle (34 points)
  • Placed 5th Men’s 400m Freestyle S8
Ben Popham - World Para Champs 2019
Popham proved himself on the world stage in London when he competed at the 2019 World Para Championships.

In The Pool

Paralympic Games

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Pan Pacific Para Swimming Championships

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World Para Swimming Championships

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Get to know Ben

Records

  • World Records
  • Event Time Location Date
    Men's 4x100m Freestyle Relay (34 points) 

    3:44.31

    Rowan Crothers (S10)
    51.35

    Will Martin (S9)
    54.53

    Matt Levy (S7)
    1:01.30

    Ben Popham (S8)
    57.13


     

    Tokyo Aquatic Centre, Paralympics 

    30 August 2021

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