At the London 2012 Paralympic Games, defending SB6 breaststroke
champion, Liz Johnson from Newport added a bronze to her gold and
silver medals won in Beijing and Athens respectively.
Johnson broke the Paralympic record in the heats at the London
2012 Games, only for teammate Charlotte Henshaw to immediately
break it again in her heat. The 27 year-old swam a season's best
time of 1:40.90 to win the bronze medal.
One of Liz's greatest achievements was winning gold in her first
event of the Beijing 2008 Games, just 10 days after she lost her
mother, Bonnie, 53, to cancer. She credits her mother for having
the greatest influence on her career,
Other notable highlights include silver at the Athens
Paralympics in 2004 inthe 100m breaststroke. Liz learnt to swim at
the age of four when she was first taken to swimming lessons. She
was attracted to the sport as it suited her competitive
Liz studied at the University of Swansea and graduated with a BSc
in Business Management. After she has retired from swimming she
would like to work as an accountant.
Liz trains at the University of Bath.