Tim Hodge (swimming) is a two-time Commonwealth Games silver medallist who is making his second appearance at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. Timothy made his world championships debut in Glasgow in 2015 when he was just 14-years-old, where he competed in seven events. The following year, he made his Paralympic debut in Rio. Since then, the nine-time Australian champion has claimed two bronze medals at the 2019 World Para Swimming Championships and two silver medals and a bronze at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. Timothy lost his right foot when he was four due to a lower-leg deficiency. He is also missing two fingers on his right hand and his right arm is shorter than his left, Tim took up swimming aged four as part of rehabilitation after the amputation of his right foot. Timothy is studying electrical engineering at Western Sydney University. Tim lists fellow Commonwealth Games medallist Matthew Cowdrey OAM, as his sporting hero.
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Are you a citizen of a country other than Australia? If yes, please provide details?
Auburn Swim Club, Auburn, NSW Australia
Why did you begin your sport?
As a 4 1/2 year old after amputation of foot, as rehab & to learn to swim.
What is your most memorable sporting achievement?
Competing at the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games
Who is your hero / idol, and why? Have you ever met them?
Matthew Cowdrey - He was the most decorated Paralympian when I started swimming. He is an S9 swimmer which is the same classification as me. I had the opportunity to meet him when I competed against him at National Opens.
Who has been the most influential person or people in your career and why?
My Parents & my Coach. They have always supported anything I wanted to do.
Do you have any hobbies away from your sport?
I like to read & play Xbox.
What is your sporting ambition?
To win a medal at the Paralympics & Commonwealth Games.