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Lakeisha Patterson

Lakeisha Patterson OAM (swimming) wowed the local crowds at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games when she swam up a category in the 100m S9 freestyle and claimed gold by just half a second ahead of England’s Alice Tai. Lucky claimed a second gold in the 50m S8 freestyle. Selected to her third Commonwealth Games in Birmingham where she will contest the 200m SM10 individual medley. Known affectionately as “Lucky”, Lakeisha Patterson started swimming aged five as part of her rehabilitation to overcome muscle stiffness from cerebral palsy. She started competing nationally aged 13 and made her international debut at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, where she claimed a bronze medal in the 100m freestyle S8. Lucky won five medals at the 2015 World Championships in Glasgow, before going on to win six medals at the Rio 2016 Paralympics including gold in the 400m S8 freestyle. Lucky won gold in the 400m S9 freestyle at the Tokyo Paralympics.

Sport / Discipline

Swimming

Birth Place

Wodonga

Birth state

VIC

Date of Birth

05/01/1999

Age

23

SOCIAL MEDIA

Glasgow, 2014

Gold Coast, 2018

Results History

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